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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Welcome to the KCPS Data Dashboard site for COVID-19 data. This page contains tools from the CDC to determine the COVID-19 community level by county. Use the below tool to check the current community level (this data is provided by the CDC and is updated by the CDC every Thursday):

What Prevention Steps Should You Take Based on Your COVID-19 Community Level?

LOW (Green)

  • Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk*
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

MEDIUM (Yellow)

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions*
  • If you live with or have social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness, consider testing yourself for infection before you get together and wearing a mask when indoors with them.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

HIGH (Red)

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk (including in K-12 schools and other community settings)
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
COVID Protocols
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