Funds still available for KEPP

Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 6:41 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Funds are still available for eligible Kansans through the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program.

Governor Laura Kelly began her COVID-19 update by congratulating all winners of Kansas races. She said the state will not stop looking for bipartisan solutions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. She said she is pleased with the number of Kansas that engaged in their civic duty by voting on Nov. 3.

According to Gov. Kelly, Kansans has seen a total of 1,087 deaths related to COVID -19. She said Monday saw a 7 day rolling average of 1,507 new cases of the virus per day, which is breaking records. She said there were also 91 new hospitalizations since Monday, greatly reducing the ability of hospitals to admit and treat COVID-19 patients.

Gov. Kelly said she and her staff are in the midst of communicating with other state leaders to increase the usage of face masks in the state. She said her administration will implement a multifaceted approach, including a public service campaign. She said counties and states with mask requirements have been able to markedly curb the spread of the virus.

According to the Kansas Governor, Kansans needing support for rent due to tight funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic are still able to apply for the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program. She said eligible residents will be able to get 9 months of assistance that will not exceed $5,000. She said to apply, Kansans should visit

Gov. Kelly to host COVID-19 update

Governor Laura Kelly will hold a COVID-19 update for Kansans on Wednesday.

Governor Laura Kelly says she will deliver a COVID-19 update on Wednesday, at 4 p.m.

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