Here is a sampling of social media comments about stories from across the state:
Topeka Capital-Journal Facebook: County COVID-19 rules will require bars to close by 10 p.m.
Steven Fisher: Im sure that you cant catch it between 2pm and 5pm thats the only time i felt safe in a bar,but it sounds like at 10:15pm it would be deadly. WOW !
Diana Riffel Stevenson: must be an effort to get people to stay home without closing it completely
Chelsea Fisher: Corona is lurking in the night. It knows the difference between 10AM and 10PM. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
John Henderson: In Kansas our weekly deaths from Covid are 1 or 2 a week. Here in Topeka our weekly Covid deaths are at NONE. Our Exalted Rulers are claiming 0 deaths is WAY too many.
David Gonzalez: Now we just need to stick with it and not be wishy washy about it
Peter Scott Norris: The fear and ignorance in most of these posts is exactly why this pandemic continues here. I hope some of you will read what you posted. It sounds like pouty children.
Bruce Kintner: What right does a health officer have telling a business owner how to run his business. So wrong in so many ways. The medical people have been wrong at every turn of this plandemic and have absolute no idea how to run a business.
Pittsburg Morning Sun Facebook: Crawford County to receive millions in CARES Act funding
Roberta Needles Williams: They should use the money to expand Medicaid for covid treatment and PPEs
Lori L Riffel: Looks like raises are coming for office personnel.
Gene Alexander OC: And this is why they cancelled EVERYTHING.
Shawn Moss: We should have massive stockpiles of PPE overflowing by now and since hospitals are paid on a per Case basis then Rolling this and that into financial aid programs would be most beneficial for people.
Hutchinson News Facebook: Kansas State Fair a 'go'
Patty N Jay Spencer: I think this is a big mistake. A lot of people come from counties that have rising cases of Cov19.We have been doing very good keeping Reno County low on Covid19.I think they should cancel the Kansas State Fair this year.
Lou Pauls Wiens: Anyone with any sense at all will not attend.
Kelley Hoffman: I'm going...but I will obviously wear a mask!
Sandy Jordan Schreiner: Dumb decision for Hutchinson and the state of Kansas
Lester Yutzy: Why all the jealous negative comments??? Stay quiet and stay home if you want. Don't worry about the rest of us.
Gary Martin: Good decision. If you don’t know how to protect yourself by now, stay at home. It’s your choice. The fair, and life must go on.
Elizabeth Flynn: Oh man, facemasks and the sweltering September heat, that sounds fun.
Jared Lumbert: All of you saying you’re staying home are making me really happy! Finally a fair without the horrible crowds!
Katelynn Witt: So you guys get mad at having to wear a mask but also get mad at the state fair opening. What do you want.