Coronavirus Info and Resources

Resources for those affected by the current coronavirus crisis

We will be adding information and links as we are made aware of them. This is an attempt to gather information for people in the Louisville, Ky area and have it in one place so it would be easy to share and refer to. If we are missing anything, please let us know and we will add as soon as possible.

Internet Access

Free Internet Wifi.

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and WiFi for 60 days for families of K-12 or college students, beginning Monday, Mar. 16. Here’s the number to call: 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived as well. More info here

Where to find Meals

For weeknights, there’s Dare to Care Kids’ Café, where anyone under 18 can pickup a grab and go meal. Here’s a list of locations and hours.

https://daretocare.org/assets/uploads/2020/03/Simple-KIDS-CAFE-SUPPER.pdf

You can also call Dare To Care for help finding food assistance at 502-966-3821

SBA approves Kentucky’s application for economic injury disaster relief loans

After a rough week, there’s some good news for Kentucky’s small businesses and nonprofits that are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state’s application for an economic injury disaster loan declaration. That means Kentucky’s small businesses that are affected by the pandemic can apply for disaster-assistance loans for up to $2 million

To apply online, visit SBA’s disaster loan assistance page. Note: the website is seeing a large amount of traffic, so the pages may take longer to load.

For additional information, contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Restaurant workers relief program kicks off in Louisville

The Lee Initiative, created by Chef Ed Lee of 610 Magnolia, will hand out meals to restaurant employees out of work due to coronavirus

For Pickups and Deliveries for the Restaurant Workers Relief Program:

Louisville: 5 – 7 nightly at 621 West Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

610 Magnolia Chef Edward Lee. Donations can be dropped to the wine studio (across the street from 610) anytime before 4:30.

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheLEEInitiative/


According to the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

Watch for symptoms

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health provider for medical advice.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Clean & Disinfect

Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

John Hopkins University and Medical

Coronavirus Resource Center

This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Unemployment benefits-As of 3/16/20 the phone lines were down and the website had crashed due to “technical difficulties”. Governor Beshear made a statement shortly after that was reported that his administration was working as fast as possible to add staff. People can apply for unemployment benefits online or by phone, by calling 502-875-0442 or visiting the Kentucky Career’s Center unemployment benefits page at https://kcc.ky.gov/career

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Services

https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx

COVID-19 Hotline 800-722-5725

The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as we are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the website prior to calling the hotline. Guidance is being added as it becomes available. 

Indiana general questions can be directed to the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: website | phone – 800-232-4636

Metro Council handing out free frozen meals The city will hand out 26,000 frozen meals over the next three weeks to citizens 60 and older. Call 574-5050 for more information about where and when.

 

JCPS Nutrition Services:

Has begun distributing free breakfast and lunch today to all children 18 and under as well as all JCPS students over age 18. JCPS has 45 sites where families can drive or walk up and get the meals from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. each weekday while schools are closed. Each child present can get a breakfast and lunch.  Here’s a Map and Menu for the sites. About 5,500 meals were distributed Monday. Here’s a video from the Rangeland Elementary School site.Link to their website for more information: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/departments/communications/monday-memo/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-important-notice-parents-and

Info for Veterans from the Veterans Administration:

Customer Service 844-698-2311

Local number  502-287-4000

Novel Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19)

These measures include outreach to Veterans and staff, clinical screening at VA health care facilities, and protective procedures for patients admitted to community living centers and spinal cord injury units.

Any Veteran with symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath should immediately contact their local VA facility. VA urges Veterans to call before visiting – you can find contact information for your closest VA facility.

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/

Mayor Fischer announces One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund to help Louisvillians impacted by virus outbreak

The One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible funding resources for rental assistance, child care assistance, transportation aid, food access, utility assistance, pharmaceutical needs and other support as determined, via $1,000 payments to eligible households. Funds will also be made available to community-based organizations that are being hit hard by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Household assistance:

To find a Neighborhood Place in their area, residents may call Metro311 or (502) 574-5000, or visit www.louisvilleky.gov/neighborhoodplace.

Community-based organizations seeking assistance should contact the Community Foundation of Louisville at (502) 585-4649 or go to https://www.cflouisville.org/

For more information visit this link:

https://louisvilleky.gov/news/mayor-fischer-announces-one-louisville-covid-19-response-fund-help-louisvillians-impacted-virus

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