Update 4.20.20 – CDC and Regional Information on Covid-19

Update 4.20.20 – CDC and Regional Information on Covid-19


Kansas and Missouri Unemployment & Federal Impact Check Information

Published 4.20.20

KKFI is here.

We know that this crisis has changed things for all of us. We also know that there are new unemployment options available to self employed and 1099 contract workers.
For Missouri Workers, labor.mo.gov
And for Kansas workers, getkansasbenefits.gov

IRS Information about Economic Impact Payments

The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment  and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often for the latest additions; many common questions are answered in these. 

  1. Get My Payment is helping millions of taxpayers. Since its launch on April 15, millions of  taxpayers have been able to input their direct deposit information to speed—and track—their payments. The IRS reminds taxpayers the information is updated once daily, usually overnight, so they only need to enter information once a day.
  2. The Non-Filers Enter Payment Info tool is helping millions of taxpayers successfully submit basic information to receive Economic Impact Payments quickly to their bank accounts. This tool is designed only for people who are not required to submit a tax return.

The IRS is working hard to deliver Economic Impact Payments to all eligible Americans as quickly as possible.

Quick links to the Frequently Asked Questions on IRS.gov:

Economic Impact Payments: www.irs.gov/eipfaq

Get My Payment tool: www.irs.gov/getmypaymentfaq

Latest Kansas Info and Missouri COVID-19 Testing Sites

Published 4.13.20

Below is a list of KC Metro Regional hospitals where testing is offered at an alternate location.

Please call the site you wish to visit before visiting the hospital or testing location to determine testing eligibility.

Many sites still require physician orders or evaluation before testing is approved.

 

First Point Urgent Care

(816) 505-3669

Kansas City

 

Next Care Urgent Care

(816)595-4000

Kansas City

 

St. Luke’s Multi specialty Clinic

(815) 714-2750

Kansas City

 

Southwest Blvd Family Health Care

(913) 396-7070

 

Truman Medical Center

(816) 404-7000

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) FAQs Last Updated 4/6/2020

TESTING & TEST KITS

Who can be tested for COVID-19?

Due to widespread shortages of testing supplies, the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratory (KHEL) will prioritize specimens from individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

• Healthcare workers and first responders with COVID-19 symptoms;

• Potential clusters of unknown respiratory illness, with priority given to longterm care and healthcare facilities;

• Hospitalized patients with no alternative diagnosis;

• Individuals over the age of 60 with COVID-19 symptoms, with priority given to people who reside in a nursing home, long-term care facility, or other congregate setting, and

• Individuals with underlying health conditions that would be treated differently with a COVID-19 infection.

Commercial reference labs may have different requirements for testing. You will need to contact the company directly to find out those requirements.

What does it cost for a COVID-19 test?

KDHE does not charge for testing. However, providers may assess collection fees and private labs may assess charges. You should check with your provider for information concerning any tests.

What are the private reference labs that can do testing?

We are aware that the following are testing in Kansas: Quest, Lab Corp, Mayo and Viacorp Eurofins.


Published 3.30.20

STATE OF KANSAS ISSUES STAY AT HOME ORDERS – Effective until April 19th

Here is the Complete Kansas Executive Order 20-16

KC Mayor Quinton Lucas declares Stay at Home.  Here is the link to the Press release. Here is the ORDER 20-01 form KC MO.

Latest form WyCO Unified Government Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 update from Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

KKFI Supporters

J Reiger Co SANITIZER UPDATE:
Supplies are going fast, Please see Facebook for the most up to date information regarding hand sanitizer availability.

Meshuggah Bagels offers Bagels, Schmears and sandwiches, all available for carryout with walk in or curbside service is available for online orders by pulling up and honk your horn! Online ordering is at meshuggahbagels.com

Cupinis Restaurant Closed until they get open again. Will keep you updated.

Oddly Correct is offering online ordering of the menu from the Tasting Room for pick up or your can have them mail you bags of their finely roasted coffee from around the world. Online orders are at oddlycorrect.com

Succotach  They are Offering Curbside and Takeout Service as well as some DIY cook at home meal boxes. You can also pay it forward can prepay a meal to be sent to neadby hospitals or someone in need.  816 421 2807 to call in or you can order online at succotachkcmo.com

Do816 has a list of Live Stream Concerts coming up.

Published 3.22.20

KC METRO STAY AT HOME ORDERS

KC Mayor Quinton Lucas declares Stay at Home.  Here is the link to the Press release. Here is the ORDER 20-01 form KC MO.

Latest form WyCO Unified Government Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 update from Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

KKFI Supporters

J Reiger Co SANITIZER UPDATE:
We are CLOSED Sunday, March 22. No hand sanitizer is available today or Monday.
Please see Facebook for the most up to date information regarding hand sanitizer availability.

Meshuggah Bagels offers Bagels, Schmears and sandwiches, all available for carryout with walk in or curbside service is available for online orders by pulling up and honk your horn! Online ordering is at meshuggahbagels.com

Cupinis Restaurant Closed until they get open again. Will keep you updated.

Oddly Correct is offering online ordering of the menu from the Tasting Room for pick up or your can have them mail you bags of their finely roasted coffee from around the world. Online orders are at oddlycorrect.com

Succotach  They are Offering Curbside and Takeout Service as well as some DIY cook at home meal boxes. You can also pay it forward can prepay a meal to be sent to neadby hospitals or someone in need.  816 421 2807 to call in or you can order online at succotachkcmo.com

Do816 has a list of Live Stream Concerts coming up.

Published 3.18.20

KC Public Schools Closed until April 3rd (Following Spring Break)

Governor Kelly closes Kansas K-12 schools until end of school year and more – Mass Gatherings Executive Order 20-04 issued March 17th, 2020

KKFI Supporters

Meshuggah Bagels offers Bagels, Schmears and sandwiches, all available for carryout with walk in or curbside service is available for online orders by pulling up and honk your horn! Online ordering is at meshuggahbagels.com

Cupinis Restaurant Closed until further notice. We will let you know when they open back up.

Oddly Correct is offering online ordering of the menu from the Tasting Room for pick up or your can have them mail you bags of their finely roasted coffee from around the world. Online orders are at oddlycorrect.com

Do816 has a list of Live Stream Concerts coming up.


Published 3.17.20

CDC New Recommendations for slowing the spread over the next 15 days

Most organizations are cancelling gatherings of any size.  Choosing to stream them or converting meetings to conference calls and/or virtual options.

Local Resources:

KCUR Article on regional School Districts Closing until early April.

Many Regional Groceries will deliver of have curbside pick up. Could not find a comprehensive list, but quick online search had a long list.

AirTable has a list of KC restaurants that have take out.

Here is a very informative newsletter by Andy Marso, The Beacon.

We here at KKFI are all concerned about keeping our community safe.


Published 3.16.20

CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings

We here at KKFI are all concerned about keeping our community safe.  Many organizations are cancelling gatherings of any size.  Choosing to stream them or converting meetings to conference calls and/or virtual options.

Local Resources:

Here is a very informative newsletter by Andy Marso, The Beacon.

Chart above is from the newsletter published byThe Beacon, is an online news outlet based in Kansas City focused on local, in-depth journalism in the public interest.


Published 3.12.20

These buttons here are the latest general information about safety from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and Dept. of Labor about general safety.

We will continue to serve, in the best way we can, while keeping our volunteers, staff and the wider community safe.

FACT CHECK:

There are many rumors, memes and misinformation about coronavirus. Fact-check websites include Snopes, the World Health Organization and AFP Fact Check.

Thanks and we will update as we get more information.


Published 3.12.20

City of KC Declares State of Emergency – Click Here for Press Release

Kansas City KS Unified Goverment – Click to see Mayor Alvey & UG Public Health Leaders address COVID-19

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