Kids wearing masks

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Since Kansas City, KS, Public Schools began their new school year last week, 82 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19, leading to 220 other students and staff to be quarantined.

The school district has a mask mandate in all of their buildings for all students and staff. It is not clear how many of those positive cases came from in-school transmission. 

COVID-19 cases among children in all area schools are expected to rise as more districts begin their school years, with the rising new wave and the more-transmissible Delta variant. 

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