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Try these ideas to keep kids happy and learning mid-pandemic

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park Going on ten months into this pandemic, you and the kids might be getting tired, bored or itchy to do something fun. If you’re looking for something to do with the family while staying happy and healthy, here’s some options right here in our city. Take […]

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Where to find the most accurate and up-to-date COVID-19 information

By Erin Dougherty for the City of Overland Park It seems like information about COVID-19 changes frequently, and comes to us through many channels including email, social media, websites and news outlets.  We all want to know the best ways to protect our families from this deadly virus and what to do if we think […]

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Avoiding costly COVID-19 scams

By Erin Dougherty for the City of Overland Park People all over the country are falling prey to a number of costly COVID-19 scams, including Kansas residents. The FBI and Secret Service have described these types of scams as the “other coronavirus crisis,” stating, “the more catastrophic the event, the more active the fraudsters.” As Kansas Attorney […]

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Managing mental health during a pandemic

By Erin Dougherty for the City of Overland Park If you are in need of support, reach out to any of the following local resources: Call 911 in an emergency Overland Park Police Department Crisis Intervention Team 913-890-1CIT Johnson County Mental Health 24-Hour Services: 913-268-0156 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-Hour Services: 1-800-273-8255 The emotional stress, […]

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City increases LGBTQ protection score

The City of Overland Park is proud to share its 2020 Municipal Equality Index score. The Human Rights Campaign, which issues the annual scorecard examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there, awarded Overland Park with a score of 93 out of 100 possible points. “Inclusion […]

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COVID-safe local holiday shopping tips

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park The strangest year we’ve had in recent memory will be ending with a strange, different and potentially dangerous holiday season. Given that social distancing is a key to preventing the spread of COVID-19, your traditional shopping experience isn’t just uncomfortable anymore: it also can be risky. […]

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COVID safety for holiday gatherings

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park With the holidays right around the corner, you’re likely starting to make plans. But how do you celebrate with the family during a pandemic? Are gatherings canceled altogether? The decision to celebrate with others is still a personal one, but there are several ways to minimize your […]

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Governing Body to meet virtually

The Overland Park City Council and City Council committees will begin meeting virtually this week in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Mayor Carl Gerlach announced at Monday’s City Council meeting that all upcoming meetings will be held via Zoom. “Due to the County’s new rules on COVID, we have decided to start […]

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