On Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Capitol, Lee Norman confirmed the unsettling but inevitable news that Kansas had its first case of the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 311,000 Kansans have been infected. Overall, more than 5000 infected Kansans have died.
Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has been at the center of this public health storm. He sat down with senior reporter Tim Carpenter to discuss the state of Kansas health during a visit to the Kansas Reflector.