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Dr. Roger Marshall responds to announcement of Covid 19 in Kansas
Common sense advised
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Congressman Roger Marshall - photo by Tribune file photo

U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. released the following statement in response to the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Kansas:

“Kansas has now joined 19 other states in its first case of covid-19. This is not a time to panic at all. This is the time to implement plans we’ve been urging families and organizations to prepare. I remain in contact with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the CDC. President Trump, his administration, and Kansas have been preparing for this possibility for years, and have ramped up their protocols over the past several weeks. Every school, workplace and public area should be using their best judgement. 

As a physician, I’ll say what I’ve been saying for weeks: Keep houses and businesses well-ventilated with fresh Kansas air. Nursing homes and hospitals need to have restricted visitation. Every school, workplace and public area should be using their best judgement. Again, this is not the time for panic. Wash your hands. Stay home if you’re sick. Use common sense.