Wyandotte County is in Phase 3 under Kansas Ad Astra reopening plan. Local health officials said under Phase 3, people should keep a distance of 6 feet between themselves and others. They may sit closer to people who live in their households. Also, people should wear masks and should wash hands or use hand sanitizer. There is a mask order in effect in Wyandotte County, requiring masks to be worn inside any public space.
Some faith groups will continue holding online or video services. In Wyandotte County, those who are older than 60 or who have other medical conditions should continue being very cautious, according to the Wyandotte County health officials. Those who are sick should stay home, according to officials.
More details about Wyandotte County health guidelines for churches are at https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Health-Department/Documents/Communicable%20Disease/COVID19/COVID-19GuidelinesForChurches.pdf.
Residents are advised to visit the social media page of their church or faith organization, or to call them or email them, to see changes that have been made to regular schedules, or if there are video services planned on Sunday.
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has information about churches reopening, Masses, and reflections, at https://www.facebook.com/archkck.
Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King and Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic churches have resumed in-person Masses. For more information, visit the churches’ websites or Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/Christ-the-King-Parish-KCKS-1392808997677579, https://www.facebook.com/BlessedSacramentkck and https://www.facebook.com/ourladyandsaintrose/. Mass is online at https://www.facebook.com/BlessedSacramentkck.
Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, 425 W. Morse Ave., Bonner Springs, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Fellowship Hall. Donors may make online appointments at esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will have services in person with social distancing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. There will be a livestream service at https://www.facebook.com/opendoorkc/ and https://www.opendoorkc.com/.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans to livestream at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StonyPointChristianChurch, and people are welcome to attend the service in person, using social distancing and other health measures.
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, has a Mass online for Sunday, Oct. 4, at https://www.facebook.com/StPatrickKCK. St. Patrick Church also has returned to in-person Masses.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Kansas, is planning livestream services on Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 4. See stpaulskck.org and https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsKCK/.
Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, plans to livestream at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday on the Facebook page of Pastor Mike Barnett, https://www.facebook.com/mike.barnett.528. Services are also provided through checkout of DVD or SD Card and can be sent by email upon request. People are welcome to attend the service in person using social distancing and other health measures. Masks are available or bring your own to wear.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will have a livestreamed service Sunday, Oct. 4, on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Wyandotteumc/ or online on the website at www.wyandotteumc.com.
Information about other church services in Wyandotte County may be available from the church’s social media page.
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An accident was reported at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, on southbound I-635, south of Parallel Parkway, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log.
A Ford Escape and a Hyundai Sonata were southbound on I-635 when the Sonata slowed to a stop to avoid debris, according to the trooper’s report. The Escape could not stop in time and rear-ended the Sonata, the report stated.
The driver of the Escape, a 64-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, woman, was taken to a hospital with a possible minor injury, according to the report.
A passenger in the Escape, a 17-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, girl, also was taken to the hospital with a possible injury, the report stated.
The driver of the Sonata, a 42-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, woman, had no apparent injury, according to the report.
An injury-accident was reported at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the entrance ramp from 18th Street to eastbound K-5 in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log.
According to the trooper’s report, a Chrysler Sebring was on the entrance ramp from 18th Street to eastbound K-5 when it left the ramp and crossed K-5 eastbound and westbound. The vehicle then went down an embankment across the exit ramp and struck a fence, according to the trooper’s report.
The driver, a 40-year-old man from Kansas City, Kansas, had a possible injury and was taken to the hospital, according to the report.