COVID-19 Resources for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Beginning May 18, 2020, The Whole Person will begin allowing limited access to the main lobby.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
COVID-19 Information in ASL
Joseline Hernandez (center) talks about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) alongside a sign language interpreter (left). A box in the top right corner shows logos for MCDHH and the Mo Department of Health and Senior Services, and highlights Joseline's important points.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
COVID-19 FAQ - 3-part video series. There are a multitude of resources on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website. CLICK HERE
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
An overview of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 presented in American Sign Language. ASL / CDI Interpreters.
COVID-19 prevention tips for older adults presented in American Sign Language.
10 Things You Can do to Manage COVID-19 at Home presented in American Sign Language.
ASL Media / News
Miscellaneous Resource Links
4.1.2020 - PDF download
TDI is a national advocacy organization dedicated to shaping America’s public policy, specifically in telecommunications, media, and technology, to ensure all people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind, and deaf-plus (with other disabilities) have full access. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital During COVID-19?
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers to call for information and guidance about COVID-19. The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to leading the way to the best KC region means taking action during extraordinary times. They’ve compiled guidelines and more on their Coronavirus Resource page. This page is being updated as new information becomes available.
During this urgent and unprecedented public health crisis, the United Way of Greater Kansas City wants to remind you of the referral services available through 211, a one-stop resource for community relief – food, financial help, utility assistance, tax services and more. Through 211, callers are connected to more than 8,000 programs run by nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the 23-county United Way 211 service area. For assistance, visit 211kc.org or dial 211.
Commitments to those dependent on Government assistance - Governor Parson grants flexibility for the Missouri Department of Social Services to provide reassurance and clarity regarding services to our state’s most vulnerable population. The state has extended deadlines and other help with SNAP, driver’s licenses, license plates, and health benefits. Click link to learn more.
The CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, announce that beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs. All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date of March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care metrics available at that time.
Read answers to frequently asked questions on the "Stay at Home" Order FAQ page
If you would like to receive updates about what the City is doing in response to the coronavirus, text COVIDKC to 888777.
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