Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide
- Case Counts
The City of Columbia’s page for the most recent local counts of COVID-19 cases.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information from the leading national public health institute of the United States.
- City of Fulton Operational Changes
A list of changes the city of Fulton has made to how they conduct business because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services
Up-to-date information on emergency preparedness and downloadable signs for workplaces and schools.
- Coronavirus Tracker
Resource for accurate and updated numbers on this global pandemic.
- COVID-19 Updates for Mid-Missouri
Live blog from local NPR station, KBIA. It is updated with new information about COVID-19 as it arises.
- 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.
- Reopening Metrics from Propublica
The nonprofit, investigative journalism organization Propublica created this tool to track the trajectory of cases in each state. The tracking metrics are derived from a set of guidelines published by the White House for states to achieve before loosening restrictions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
A kid-friendly comic explaining the facts about the coronavirus and tips for prevention from NPR
- Resources for K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs From the CDC
- Talking to Children About COVID-19
A parent resource from the National Association of School Psychologists
- 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.
- COVID-19 FAQs for Businesses and Workers
Coronavirus information from the Missouri Department of Labor. Includes information about unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation and discrimination.
- 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.
- Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
COVID-19 resources from the Small Business Administration.
- 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.
- Tax Relief
Special section of the IRS website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.