Kansas Issues New Quarantine Mandates, Bars New Evictions

TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas issued strict quarantine mandates Wednesday for people who have traveled or had close contact with those with confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, part of an effort to limit its local spread.

But that local spread was inevitable, particularly in Johnson County, the state’s most populous county and home to affluent and sprawling Kansas City suburbs. It had 11 of the state’s 21 confirmed coronavirus cases, and five of them were people who contracted the virus that causes COVID-19 locally, said Dr. Lee Norman, the state’s health secretary.

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