Though our physical locations have recently opened, we want you to know that the Library remains an online source of information about what’s happening in our community and where to turn during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus Resources & Information | Local Information | Specific Help | About COVID-19 & How to Protect Yourself | Resources for Unemployed Workers
Coronavirus resources and information
Local Resources for those experiencing homelessness. COVID vaccine information
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Jackson County Health Department
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Linda Hall Library - Coronavirus Disease
- Legal Aid CARES Act hotline: 1-800-990-2907, M-F, 9am to 4pm.
- Show Me Hope
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.
Other resources for staying informed through the outbreak
Other Local Information:
- RideKC Public Transit Updates
- Mid-America Regional Council’s Preparedness Resources
- KCUR-FM’s Live Updates
If you need specific help during the pandemic, the following are available:
- For parents and teachers
- For people who are hungry
- For people who are experiencing homelessness
- For people who need computer and internet access
- For people who use drugs
- For people who feel lonely
- For freelance artists
- For businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19:
- For nonprofits and charitable organizations:
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri
- For workers' and tenants' rights:
- The Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom: call 816-278-1344
- For managing personal finances
More about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself
(source: Harvard Medical School)
- Be careful where you get your news about coronavirus
- Coronavirus: What parents should know and do
- Coping with coronavirus anxiety
- Countering stigma and racism
- How distancing helps
Resources for Unemployed Workers
- Visit the Missouri Department of Labor COVID-19 information page for ongoing employment impacts from COVID-19. The Department also has a brief Frequently Asked Questions section that attempts to clarify and address the most common issues.
- Missouri has a basic instructional video to aid workers as they file for unemployment in the state of Missouri: Filing for Unemployment Basics tutorial video will outline the steps you will need to take during this process.
- Visit the Kansas Department of Labor COVID-19 information page for ongoing employment impacts from COVID-19.
- Kansas has basic instructional videos to aid workers as they file for unemployment in the state of Kansas.
United State Department of Labor
- The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Searching for Employment
Virtual and phone appointments with the Library’s Career Resources Specialist are currently available for individuals seeking employment.