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.
APHA Spanish-language resource hub at COVIDGuia.org
Information for the Public
- What you need to know about COVID-19 (English)
- What you need to know about COVID-19 (Spanish)
- What you need to know about COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (English)
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (Spanish)
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)
- Adults: COVID-19 vs. COLD vs. FLU vs. ALLERGIES
- Children: COVID-19 vs. COLD vs. FLU vs. ALLERGIES
- Share facts, not rumors about COVID-19
- COVID-19: Reduce Your Risk; COVID-19: Reduzca Su Riesgo
- Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Spaces Where Americans Live, Work, and Play
- Cases in the United States
- Information for travelers
- Senior Adults: Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis
- Nonpharmaceutical Interventions
- CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again
Information for Child Care Facilities, Schools and Employers
- JCDHE: COVID-19 Policy for Childcare Centers, Preschools and School-Age Programs
- JCDHE: COVID-19 Policy for Home Childcare Providers
- KDHE: Guidance for Child Care Facilities
- JCDHE: School reopening criteria
- Kansas State Department of Education: Guidance for K-12 Schools
- JCDHE: COVID-19 in the Workplace: A guide for employers
- KDHE: Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Grocery Shopping and Physical Distance Best Practices
- Community Mitigation Guidance
- Nonpharmaceutical Interventions
Information for Healthcare Providers and Long-term Care Facilities
- Information for Healthcare Professionals
- Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Kansas Definition of a COVID-19 Person Under Investigation (PUI)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 information
- What to Do When COVID-19 Gets into Your LTC Facility
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. Anyone who is positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 10 days since onset of symptoms, 24 hours fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication), and significant improvement in symptoms.
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
- Medication Disposal Site Listing - Johnson County, KS
- United Way 211 - Community Resources - Searchable website for metro area services such as food, clothing and shelter.
- My Resource Connection - Community Resources - Searchable website for Johnson County and metro area services.
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Kansas Health Matters - Community Data and Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- BAM! (Body and Mind) – CDC resource that teaches kids how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Girls Health – CDC resource teaches adolescent girls how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center - Resource for adolescent health information and research.
- Physical Activity for Children – Physical activity guidelines for children.
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.
- CDC Food Safety – information about foodborne illnesses, how to prepare food safely,etc. www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/?s_cid=cdc_homepage_topmenu_002
- My Plate - ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to assist with building a healthier diet. Includes resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. www.choosemyplate.gov/ - Printable: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/sites/default/files/myplate/MPMW_tipsheet_14_FINAL.pdf
- Nutrition for Everyone – CDC information about all things nutrition, including food groups and healthier food options. https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index.html
- HealthFinder.gov – HealthFinder.gov is an online health database provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. healthfinder.gov/
- My Health Finder – U.S. Health and Human Services health recommendations. healthfinder.gov/myhealthfinder
- Data and Statistics – results of studies conducted about health topics. This includes alcohol, birth defects, HIV/AIDS, tobacco, and more. www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/?s_cid=cdc_homepage_topmenu_moretopics_001
- Healthy People 2020 – Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020.htm
- Healthy Weight – resources related to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/?s_cid=cdc_homepage_topmenu_002
- Obesity and Overweight – data and statistics related to obesity as well as strategies for dealing with obesity. www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_topmenu_002
- Physical Activity – CDC resource on the physical fitness guidelines for adults. www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html
- Smoking and Tobacco – resources to quit using tobacco products as well as statistics about tobacco use. www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/cessation.html
- Great American Smokeout information - www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/
- 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 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
- CDC School Health – CDC provided range of school health resources. Includes nutrition, data and statistics and more. www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/schoolhealth/index.htm
- Health for Seniors – resource page by USA.gov to provide health information. Get help to find doctors, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Learn about options for long term care services, find help with common questions about buying and using medications. Includes ways to get help with prescription drug costs and get Medicare and Medicaid resources. https://www.usa.gov/health
- Health Information for Older Adults – CDC information related to aging health.https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html
- Physical Activity for Older Adults – CDC physical activity guidelines for older adults. www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/olderadults.html
- Travel Health – Senior Citizens – Travel information for seniors. Includes vaccines, medication, and injury prevention information. wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/senior-citizens