Kelly mentioned she’s concentrating on ensuring individuals get examined for and vaccinated towards COVID-19.
“I’ve no real interest in vaccine passports,” she advised reporters. “We is not going to be issuing these underneath my authority.”
New COVID-19 circumstances have declined sharply in Kansas in latest months. State well being division knowledge confirmed a mean of simply 195 new circumstances a day for the seven days ending Monday, the bottom rolling seven-day common since late June 2020.
Kansas added solely 354 circumstances since Friday to its pandemic whole, making it 303,227. A evaluation of loss of life certificates additionally prompted the well being division to subtract 5 deaths from the pandemic whole since Friday, dropping it to 4,927.
The measure requiring faculties to reopen was pushed by Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican. He and different GOP lawmakers mentioned distant lessons damage many kids each academically and emotionally. Republicans are nonetheless criticizing Kelly for ordering all Ok-12 buildings closed from mid-March 2020 till the tip of that spring’s semester.
However Kelly mentioned Monday that with faculties open, “It is type of a moot level.”
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