CORONAVIRUS: Plans in development to reopen economy according to Governor Laura Kelly Featured

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Governor Laura Kelly says her administration is in the process of developing a plan which could see the economy reopen sooner rather than later.

During her daily news briefing Friday afternoon, Governor Kelly stated she had recently spoken with the White House regarding guidelines for "reopening America."


Governor Kelly says the plan could begin on a regional basis following the expiration of the current state-wide stay-home order on May 3 so long as current health conditions begin to improve. If the situation continues to de-escalate, however, Governor Kelly says the order could be extended again.

Separately the Governor made two announcements during the briefing. The first introduced a new program known as the Hero Relief Program which offers assistance to frontline workers, such as healthcare workers and first responders, and their families by expanding childcare assistance subsidies to families and providing financial support through stipends and grants to childcare providers.


According to Governor Kelly, childcare subsidies will become available for essential workers who qualify on Monday.

Additionally, Governor Kelly announced her newest executive order 20-25 which pertains to the governor's earlier executive order 20-18 limiting church and funeral gatherings to ten people or less. The governor says the order does not change any of the information from the original order, but simply provides additional clarification on the order as a whole.

Governor Kelly will continue her daily press briefings Monday at 2 pm. You can hear the full press conference on KVOE 1400 am and 96.9 fm.

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