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.
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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MU Health Care Video Visits
Offers a video visit with a physician from your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The “COVID-19 Video Visit” option is free.
COMO Crisis Shelter
The temporary website for Columbia, Missouri’s Covid-19 Crisis Shelter for the unhoused. There are opportunities to volunteer or donate supplies.
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.
Special section of the IRS website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.