The Kansas East Jurisdiction’s 2020 Ministers and Workers Conference held March 16-22 at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, KS has been identified as a place of exposure for multiple cases of COVID-19 in Kansas.
Individuals who attended the conference may have been exposed to the virus. Multiple people in Kansas who attended this event have since become ill and tested positive for COVID-19.
The church is located at 2106 Quindaro Blvd, Kansas City, KS.
If you attended this event and develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 between 2 and 14 days later, call your local health department. They will want to conduct a confidential investigation to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.
Symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other rarer symptoms that may develop include malaise, sore throat and diarrhea.
If you develop any of these symptoms, but are not ill enough to seek medical care, you must stay home for at least 7 days after the symptom started or for 72 hours after fever is gone — without the use of fever-reducing medication — and with a significant improvement in symptoms, whichever is longer.
If you develop these symptoms and need to seek medical care, call your healthcare provider beforehand to inform them that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and require medical attention.
“If we want to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Wyandotte, it is absolutely critical that community organizations like churches, businesses, and all of our community members stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, and maintain a 6 foot distance between people in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We know this is disruptive to daily life, but it is necessary to protect our community,” said Dr. Allen Greiner, Chief Medical Officer for the Unified Government Public Health Department.
For more information about COVID-19 in Kansas, visit www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus. For questions regarding isolation and quarantine for COVID-19, contact your local health department or KDHE’s Epidemiology Hotline at 877-427-7317.