Rep. Davids self-quarantining after contact with member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19

Sharice Davids

Rep. Sharice Davids says she'll telework from home during the quarantine period.

Rep. Davids self-quarantining after contact with member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19

Rep. Sharice Davids issued a statement Thursday saying that she was self-quarantining after learning that she had made contact last week with a member of Congress who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

“I’m thankfully feeling well and have not experienced any symptoms,” she wrote. “The Attending Physician siad that I’m at very low risk for contracting COVID-19, as are the people I’ve interacted with recently. But as I’ve said before, we all have a role to play in reducing the spread of the virus, and that means self-quarantining when appropriate.”

Davids said she will be teleworking from home during the quarantine period.

Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Ben McAdams of Utah announced on Wednesday that they had tested positive for the virus.

Small businesses can seek assistance from losses during COVID-19

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce earlier this week distributed a form for small businesses who may have suffered “substantial economic injury” as a result of COVID-19. Businesses effected by the coronavirus should complete the attached Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses form in its entirety. This is part of the process by Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Travel and Tourism Division and Kansas Department of Emergency Management to complete the required steps for requesting an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration.

Overland Park Police Department encourages telephone reports, suspends non-law enforcement related fingerprinting

The Overland Park Police Department on Wednesday announced in a media release two temporary procedural changes to help control the spread of COVID-19. Below are the changes citizens can expect to see for the time being:

  • All non-law enforcement related fingerprinting suspended until further notice, including fingerprinting for employment and visas
  • Cancellation of all station tours and ride alongs
  • Discouraging citizens from filing police reports in-person at police stations

“As we all face challenges as a result of the coronavirus, I want to assure you that the Overland Park Police Department will continue to provide a high level of service, ensure the safety and quality of life that the city of Overland Park is known for,” Police Chief Frank Donchez said in the release.”

The department will be taking police reports via phone from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Citizens should call (913) 895-6300 and select option three for a police dispatch employee to determine if an officer should be dispatched or if the report can be taken over the phone. If it is requested, an officer will be sent to you.