COVID-19 Updates

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to transform our national, state and community landscapes, the Kansas Health Foundation feels a heightened sense of its commitment to improve the health of all Kansans.

Officials at the state level continue to provide recommendations on how schools, workplaces and businesses can reopen or remain open in a safe manner. This spring, Gov. Laura Kelly released a report titled “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen.” While the details contained in the report are no longer mandates/executive orders, these continue to serve as guidelines. Additionally, each individual county will be free to put in place its own restrictions. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, please check with your local county governments. To follow along with the phased recommendations coming from the state, easy to follow graphics explaining the entire plan are available here, while a detailed account of all phases is also available.

 

Where to find accurate, up-to-date information:

We urge you to continue to visit the official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). If you have questions about COVID-19, call KDHE’s hotline from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (866) 534-3463 or email COVID-19@ks.gov. For 24/7 assistance, call the special Epidemiology hotline at (877) 427-7317.

If you think you need medical attention, contact a healthcare provider – which may include a local health department or safety net clinic for those who are unestablished with a physician. For information locally, follow local media outlets.

KHF Staff Working Remote:
In light of the consensus recommendations regarding the importance of social distancing, KHF staff  is working remotely. Our office will be closed, but we will continue all operations. The Foundation is taking this step to advance a social distancing strategy to minimize spread of the disease.

In addition to working remotely, KHF is:

  • Prohibiting all business travel, holding all meetings via conference call or video conference
  • Asking staff who engage in personal travel to quarantine at home for 14 days, as outlined by KDHE’s recommendations issued on March 15
  • Encouraging staff to practice social distancing as a general rule
  • Monitoring developments and adapting strategies and appropriate communications

 

General Health Information (Prevention):

 

General Health Information (Coronavirus Symptoms):

 

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