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Kansas City's 311 Call Center Now Handling Coronavirus Calls Along With All The Rest

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A woman outdoors wearing a mask and talking on a cell phone during the coronavirus pandemic
Engin Akyurt
Kansas City residents are reporting more instances of noncompliance with local stay-at-home orders.

Despite fewer operators and a spike in calls, the 311 call center in Kansas City, Missouri, continues to answer the phones 12 hours a day.

  • Eric Goodman, call center supervisor for Kansas City, Missouri, non-emergency hotline
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