NEWS & VIEWS

As COVID-19 continues to have a presence in our community, it is important that we are aware and informed about information that can shape both our understanding of the virus and how we respond both as individuals and as a community.  This media database includes some of the latest news footage as well as previous news articles that discuss the impact of COVID-19 both locally here in Wichita as well as national conversations.

We encourage you to read through the articles to make sure that you are well informed about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our community.

How Sedgwick County Teamed With The Black Community To Fight The Pandemic

May 4, 2021

WHEN COVID-19 HIT SEDGWICK COUNTY’S BLACK COMMUNITY HARD IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC, AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS BANDED TOGETHER TO PUSH COUNTY OFFICIALS TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY ABOUT THE VIRUS. COUNTY OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO THE SUSTAINED EFFORT BY PUTTING MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR CRAFTING AND DELIVERING MESSAGES PEOPLE COULD TRUST AND ACT ON.