The Kansas Corporation Commission approved extending its emergency order suspending utility disconnects for nonpayment until May 31st. The action will offer continued relief to those experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 virus. The directive covers all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities under the KCC’s jurisdiction. The Commission’s original suspension order was issued on March 16 to expire on April 15. On April 14, Commissioners extended the order to May 15th. Yesterday’s order runs concurrently with an executive order issued last week by Governor Laura Kelly, which prohibits utilities, not under the jurisdiction of the KCC, from disconnecting customers until May 31st.