Kansas Governor Laura Kelly extends statewide stay home order through May 3

On April 15, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) extended the statewide stay home order through May 3. The original order went into effect on March 30 and was set to expire on April 19.

Kelly didn’t announce any new exceptions to the original requirement that Kansas residents stay home unless performing essential activities.

So far, 43 states have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to residents. Although the names of the orders—shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe—vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.