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Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service

The new coronavirus is spreading quickly around the world, including across Kansas, and setting off a range of responses.

The Kansas News Service is boiling down key developments in the state and updating the status regularly here. To read this information in Spanish, go here. This list was last updated at 5 p.m. April 5.

Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service file photo

El nuevo coronavirus se está propagando rápidamente por todo el mundo, inclusive por todo Kansas y está provocando una variedad de reacciones. Kansas News Service se está concentrando en acontecimientos cruciales en el estado y está actualizando la situación continuamente aquí.

Esta lista se actualizó por última vez el 3 de abril a las 12.50 p.m.

Scott Canon / Kansas News Service

Last week, Gov. Laura Kelly made her state’s children the first in the country sent home for the rest of the school year. This weekend, she took unilateral action to clear the way for more telemedicine, to temporarily license more health care workers and to let heavier trucks move on Kansas highways.

The orders, Kelly’s office said in a news release, “will make sure Kansas families can access needed care and supplies until we have weathered this storm.”

Nadya Faulx / Kansas News Service

TOPEKA, Kansas — For much of 2019, the conventional wisdom among political operatives held that the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Kansas was Mike Pompeo’s for the taking.

The secretary of state and former CIA director could, many insiders believed, launch even a last-minute campaign and assume the inside track for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Pat Roberts. After all, he used to be a Republican congressman from Wichita.