Citing the continued threat of COVID-19, the Kansas Corporation Commission used its emergency powers to extend a previous order suspending utility disconnects for nonpayment until May 15th. The action will offer continued relief to those experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 virus. The previous order, issued March 16th, was set to expire today. The directive covers all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities under the KCC’s jurisdiction, several of which have already voluntarily suspended disconnects. The Commission also encourages those utilities not under its jurisdiction to enact similar practices. The Commission may elect to extend the suspension order in a subsequent order if conditions still warrant.