COVID-19 Information

Prevent the spread

Get and Give Help

Public Health Resources


To protect the health and safety of all residents in the Kansas City region, all counties have issued stay at home orders. The orders require residents to stay at home unless they are engaged in essential activities — working in an essential business, obtaining supplies or necessary services, seeking medical care, or caring for a family member or loved one. If you must be out in public, you are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing — stay at least six feet away from one another.

At this time there is no requirement of proof that you are allowed to be outside your residence, and it is not the intent of law enforcement to cite people as they move around the region. The hope is that residents will adhere to their civic duty and follow the order for the greater good of the community.

State and local guidelines are changing rapidly as more cases are confirmed. For the latest information, check your local health department or city/county websites

Where to get — and give — help

If you have questions about COVID-19, call the Missouri hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Kansas hotline at 877-427-7317, or contact your local health department.

If you're looking for help with daily life — food, rent, child care, etc. — visit our resources page.

Help slow the spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing. Call, text or use social media to keep in touch with family and friends. Skip the in-person visits, especially with people who face higher risks from getting sick. Avoid public spaces and large events or gatherings with 10 people or more. Don’t shake hands, and put distance between yourself and others.
  • If you are sick, stay home. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath), call ahead before visiting your doctor or seeking medical attention. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

To learn more, visit our COVID-19 page.

Emergency Preparedness

Don’t forget it’s severe weather season

While most of our attention is focused on COVID-19, we need to remember that springtime in the Kansas City region brings a stronger possibility of severe weather. Know the risks, be ready and know what to do to protect yourself and your family.

Severe Thunderstorms


How you can stay informed


Be Flood Smart

If it can rain, it can flood. Older adults have an increased risk of physical and mental health issues during and after flooding events. #BeFloodSmart. Get flood insurance coverage and minimize risks by not driving through flood waters, move to higher ground immediately check forecast updates and stay weather ready!


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Emergency Supply Kit

Do you have an emergency supply kit? Learn how to create or replenish your kit — and what not to do!

Get Involved

It takes a whole community working together to recover from disaster. Learn how you can join a Community Emergency Response Team.


Emergency Preparedness Guide

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The time to prepare is now — before disaster strikes. Download the emergency preparedness pocket guide and personal preparedness inventory.