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NEW! 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have health-related questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at (913) 715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Information for the Public

Information for Child Care Facilities, Schools and Employers

Information for Healthcare Providers and Long-term Care Facilities

EMPLOYERS: There is NO public health recommendation that employees who are ill must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to work or get a COVID-19 test in order to take sick leave. At this time, we recommend anyone with an illness to isolate at home for 10 days since onset of symptoms, 72 hours fever free (without the use of fever-reducing medication), and significant improvement in symptoms. JCDHE will not be providing letters for employees to clear them to return to work.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Immediately notify infection control at your health care facility and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) at (877) 427-7317 if you have a person under investigation for COVID-19. Healthcare providers can collect specimen samples at their office for COVID-19 testing. The Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) in Topeka, Kansas and private labs are conducting testing for COVID-19. 

PLASMA DONATIONS: The Community Blood Center (CBC) is collecting convalescent plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. CBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections.

Local and national resources for health information

Adolescents

Diseases and Conditions

  • Cancer - data, research, and articles related to cancer. 
  • Diabetes – CDC data, research, and articles related to diabetes. 
  • Flu - CDC data, research, and articles related to influenza. 
  • Heart Disease - data, research, and articles related to heart disease. 

Food/Nutrition

Health

Health Care

  • Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet – Provides help for low-income, underinsured and uninsured metro area residents. Includes emergency dental care [fillings and extractions], diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment, hearing aids, prescriptions [no controlled substances], vision exam and eyeglasses. 
  • Health Insurance – Get information on health insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and find help paying for medical bills.
  • HealthCare.gov – Enroll in health insurance or update your current health insurance plan. 

Limited English Proficiency Resources

Parent

  • Parent information – CDC’s information on parenting. Included in this is information about parenting children from pregnancy to age 19. www.cdc.gov/parents/index.html

Schools

Senior Adults