Columbia Public Schools Coronavirus Plan
The plan published by the Columbia Public Schools district detailing how they plan to deal with the risks associated with in-person instruction during the ongoing pandemic.
How to “Flatten the Curve”
Excellent explainer from the Washington Post about how social distancing can slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Missouri news related to the outbreak and a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus). Call the hotline at 877-435-8411.
The Path to Zero: Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
A collaboration of top scientists at institutions around the country, lead by the Harvard Global Health Institute, who have joined forces to create a unified set of metrics for the coronavirus pandemic, including a shared definition of risk levels — and tools for communities to fight the virus. Dashboard retired as of December 2022.
World Health Organization
Health topic page from the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations that focuses on world public health. Includes a “myth busters” page that addresses COVID-19 rumors.
Your pets and COVID-19
Information on the health and welfare of domestic animals, including pets, during the COVID-19 pandemic from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Medical Advice & Help
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hotline: 877-435-8411
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available Mon-Fri. 7:30am – 5:30pm.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
List of locations, including their contact information, where COVID-19 testing is available in the state of Missouri.
Statewide Vaccination Transportation Services
The Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with Missouri’s Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, compiled this list of statewide and regional resources for individuals who face transportation as a barrier to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of these transportation providers received stimulus funds to provide transportation to assist individuals with getting to and from their vaccine appointments and are able to offer the service at no cost. These rides will be available as long as the funding lasts for each provider.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The FCC is extending a benefit for families to gain access to broadband services during the pandemic to families experiencing hardship, both due to the COVID-19 pandemic and otherwise.
Ameren Missouri COVID-19 Clean Slate Program
Multiple community partners and agencies will participate in administering this program and determining income eligibility. Once the agency determines your eligibility, the program can help you clear the remaining balance on your account after you make a down payment of 25% of your current balance owed.
CoMoHelps is a joint effort of Heart of Missouri United Way, City of Columbia, Boone County and Community Foundation of Central Missouri, offering assistance to those who are struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic and to those who wish to help.
Get Help (COVID-19)
The City of Columbia and Boone County are coordinating the community’s mass care and human services response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can find up to date information about social service and healthcare resources for residents of Boone County.
Student Loan Forbearance
To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. The U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 relief for student loans is ending this year. Student loan interest will resume starting on Sept. 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October.
Special section of the IRS website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.