Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
The coronavirus pandemic has everyone asking a lot of questions. WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead and guests will try to answer those questions. He'll talk with experts, public officials, journalists, and everyday people about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives.
Up to Date podcast also focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment - topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region.
The Beacon, launching in 2020, is an online news outlet based in Kansas City focused on local, in-depth journalism in the public interest. Their COVID-19 page keeps a frequently updated list of community resources.
A regularly updated resource for the residents of Jackson County, MO to find news related to COVID-19 and information about testing, impacted government policies and services, resources for residents, and the county's recovery plan.
MU Extension provides resources and support for individuals, families, policy-makers, educators, businesses and others as we navigate the rapidly evolving response to and impacts of COVID-19 in Missouri.
On the United Way of Greater Kansas City 211 page, users can search for organizations that can help with their individual needs such as Housing, Utilities, Dental Care, Legal, Transportation, and more.
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.