Attention Please!

 

STAYING SAFE IN A TIME OF CORONA VIRUS

The coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 is very dangerous and very contagious!

  • People can carry the virus but show no symptoms
  • The virus
    • is highly contagious
    • can live for hours on hard surfaces and things like cardboard and clothes
    • lives for a time in droplet in the air
    • Is new so no one has immunity to it
    • Currently has no cure
    • is especially dangerous

     -for those over 65 or

    – with conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung illness

  • Can sicken younger people and many have been hospitalized
  • You can contract the virus from someone who has it
    • by getting too close to them (within six feet)
    • through their cough, sneeze or even talking to them (within six feet)
    • from droplets in the air from an infected person
    • from surfaces hey have touched such as door knobs, hand rails, countertops

Protect yourself and Stay Safe

  • Stay home! -as much as possible, especially if you feel sick
  • If you must go out for such things as groceries medications or doctor’s visits
    • Stay six feet away from others
    • Do not shake hands, hug or make physical contact
    • Wear a mask (store-bought or homemade)
    • If you live with others do this people as much as possible
  • Wash your hands frequently in soap and water for at least 20 seconds  (including after handling mail)
  • Keep hands away from your face; viruses enter the body through eyes, nose + mouth
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfacesdaily including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks
  • Don’t have disinfectant wipes/sprays? Mix 1/3 cup of bleach with 1 quart of water
  • Go outside for fresh air and change of scenery, staying 6 feet away from others

Information to Keep You Safe

ESPAÑOL LULAC

ESPAÑOL UNIDOS US

What’s Happening in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Although Kansas City continues to be under a stay at home emergency order, Thursday (5/28/20) Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the order has again been modified. The updated order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, and will remain in effect until at least Sunday, July 5, 2020. They will again monitor the impact and make adjustments as necessary.  The link below  takes you to the new FAQ page for implementation of this new order, as well as all announcements that have been made during the crisis.

 KCMO

Below is a link to policy updates and changes in important deadlines issued by Governor Parsons during this emergency,

State of MissouriPress Release 3/21/20

Daily Updates

These data are provisional and will change daily. Investigations are being done on new cases, so as additional information is determined on these cases, information such as county, demographics, and the total counts will continue to change. Efforts are continually being made to improve data quality so that DHSS is providing the most accurate information possible.”

MO DHSS

This site provides the same data but for all of the US Map: Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by County

See community-level counts of the coronavirus and its toll in the U.S.

CDC

Masks

 

Below is a link to videos from the World Health Organization about when and how to use masks. The key issue is to know about the different types of masks and what kind of protection they provide. 

W.H.O. MASKS

But CDC has also provided a page suggesting when they might help, and how to make and use them. 

WHEN TO USE

Looking for ready made masks?  Here is a link to one of the local organizations providing them.  This a joint project, so this link connects you to volunteer opportunities as well as supplies and assembled masks.

Get Masks

 

KCMO Help for Residents

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Has created and continues to update a page with resources for it’s residents. Please keep this link handy and check back regularly. 

HELP

 

SCAM Alert!

 

NEKC Chamber Shares info from EVERGY

COVID-19 Info and Resources from the CDC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an effort to help provide the most up to date information, tips on managing self-care, and when and how to seek medical help, the City of Kansas City Missouri has provided this link to the CDC.  Please keep this link handy and use it as your best resource during these challenging times. 

CDC UPDATES

 

Additional Resources

Here are some direct links to organizations throughout KC.

CHILDREN’S MERCY

KC Healthy Kids

Correction!! The phone number for SNAP at Harvesters is 816-929-3300

THELMA’S KITCHEN

LISC Greater Kansas City has awarded a second round of grants to non-profit organizations serving KC. Check the list out!

NEW LISC GRANTEES