Symptoms of COVID-19
The Sedgwick County Health Department provides a list of symptoms residents should consult to keep communities healthy and safe. Click here to view.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of symptoms residents should consult to keep communities healthy and safe. Click here to view.
The Sedgwick County Health Department provides testing sites for residents who are symptomatic so the virus can be performed with a test. Click here to find a testing site.
Meals for youth
USD 259 is giving out lunches to children in Wichita. The child does not need to be from the Wichita Public School District, but they must be present at pickup. If a child has special dietary needs, parents are encouraged to call 316-973-2178. Click here to learn more.
Help for small businesses
The Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. Click here to view.
The Small Business Administration can help small businesses overcome the challenges created by COVID-19, offering multiple funding options for those seeking relief. Click here to view.
Unemployment & job searching
The Wichita Public Libraryhas several digital databases for job seekers (free with a library card):
- AtoZ Database lets library cardholders access more than 30 million business profiles and 200 million residents in this powerful directory. Cardholders can also look for employment opportunities.
- EBSCO LearningExpress features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books for residents looking for employment opportunities. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college an grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep and more.
The Kansas Department of Labor has information for residents who are not working or are working reduced hours due to COVID-19 who may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefts. Click here to view.
KansasWorks is a web-based job-matching and labor market information system that provides job seekers, employers and training providers with easy-to-use tools that support a wide range of activities. Click here to learn more.
The Greater Wichita Partnership provides guidance and best practice for reopening businesses from the State of Kansas and the Federal Government. Click here to view.
The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a one-stop resource page on their website for businesses and organizations that want to purchase personal protective equipment related to COVID-19. Click here to view.
The United Way of the Plains is a one-stop-shop where you can offer assistance or find help during the COVID-19 pandemic.Click here to vew.
Kansas Together is intended to be a one-stop resource for Kansas families and business owners seeking quick access to the information and tools they need to navigate and mitigate the impact of coronavirus in Kansas. Click here to view.
FEMA provides a form to track reimbursable COVID-19 expenses. Click here to view.
If you need assistance with grocery shopping, Grocery Getters Wichita is a free service that gathers groceries and helps with store errands for residents in need. Call 316-210-9220, 316-680-3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grocery Getters Wichita serves Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, El Dorado, Wellington, Cheney and everywhere in between.
The American Red Cross has resources on how to talk to kids about COVID-19. Click here to view.