Davids Statement on Coronavirus Test Reductions in Johnson County

March 18, 2020
Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement in response to new testing guidelines released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that reduce coronavirus testing in Johnson County, which has the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus:


"The science is clear: the best way to prevent the spread of this virus is to make sure those who have it are aware and can act to protect themselves and others around them. The Trump Administration’s failure to lead on this is now forcing Kansas to take away tests from the areas that need it most. With the greatest number of coronavirus cases in Kansas being in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, our community needs more tests, not less, and we need them now. I’ll keep pushing for this Administration and the Governor’s office to prioritize the health and safety of the Third District.


“This also emphasizes the importance of each person taking the proper steps to prevent the further spread of this virus in our community. That means staying home when you are sick, practicing social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water, and following all public health guidelines.”