COVID-19 Information

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You can help stop the spread of COVID-19

The Kansas City metro area is still averaging hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 every week, and now is not the time to let our guard down. The preventive actions you take are more important than ever as we work together to stop the spread. So what can you do?

  • WEAR A MASK —Always wear a mask in public places and make sure the cloth completely covers your nose and mouth. More >
  • KEEP YOUR DISTANCE — Staying six feet apart makes it harder for virus droplets to move from one person to another. More >
  • WASH YOUR HANDS – Washing with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds kills the virus. More >
  • AVOID CROWDS — Weigh the risks before attending any gathering or event where you might not be able to keep a six-foot distance from others. More >
  • GET TESTED — If you have symptoms, get tested. If you have been near someone who has COVID-19, get tested — even if you don’t have symptoms. More >
  • GET A FLU SHOT — It’s possible to get both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and we’re entering flu season now. Get a flu shot before the end of October. More >
  • FOLLOW LOCAL GUIDELINES — Do your part to protect your health, your family and your community by following guidelines established by local health departments and public officials. More >

Safe Return KC

As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health. The KC Chamber, KC Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and Mid-America Regional Council are working together for #SafeReturnKC.

Visit our Safe Return KC page to view re-entry resources and download the Safe Return Guide, Safe Commute Guide and summary of initial re-opening plans for our region

Local Guidelines

To protect the health and safety of all residents in the Kansas City region, states, counties and municipalities have issued guidelines and reopening criteria. For the latest information on guidelines in your community, check your local health department or city/county websites

Weekly Data Snapshot

Download the current Weekly Data Snapshot for the latest information on COVID-19 in our region.

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Resource Hub

Visit the KC Region COVID-19 Resource Hub for the latest COVID-19 data from local, county, state and national sources.


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.

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

Explore our resources for children and families.

Public Health Contacts

Find phone numbers and website links for local, state and federal public health agencies here.

Videos and Webinars

Subscribe to the PrepareMetroKC YouTube channel and explore the COVID-19 MAC Briefings playlist for the latest updates.


Emergency Preparedness

Don’t forget it’s severe weather season

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 during severe weather in the time of COVID-19.

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.