COVID-19 Information

Prevent the spread

Get and Give Help

Public Health Resources

Latest COVID-19 News and Updates

News Releases

The region’s public health officials issue press releases related to COVID-19 response and recovery.  Stay updated on the latest news and messages.

Weekly Data Snapshot

Download the Weekly Data Snapshot for the week ending August 8 for the latest information on COVID-19 in our region.

Previous Weekly Data Snapshots:

Safe Return KC

As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health. The KC Chamber, KC Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and Mid-America Regional Council are working together for #SafeReturnKC.


Visit our Safe Return KC page to view re-entry resources and download the Safe Return Guide and summary of initial re-opening plans for our region


Resource Hub

The KC Region COVID-19 Resource Hub was created by MARC to share data about COVID-19 cases and aid users with finding information from county, state and national sources relative to operations during the COVID-19 community health situation.

Local Guidelines

To protect the health and safety of all residents in the Kansas City region, states, counties and municipalities have issued guidelines and reopening criteria. For the latest information on guidelines in your community, check your local health department or city/county websites

Videos and Webinars

Subscribe to the PrepareMetroKC YouTube channel and explore the COVID-19 MAC Briefings playlist for the latest updates.

MARC partnered with IBTS to provide a free webinar about the process for accessing FEMA public assistance funding for emergency protective measures taken as part of the COVID-19 response. Watch a recording of this webinar.

Where to get — and give — help

If you have questions about COVID-19, call the Missouri hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Kansas hotline at 877-427-7317, or contact your local health department.

If you're looking for help with daily life — food, rent, child care, etc. — visit our resources page.

Explore our resources for children and families.

Help slow the spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing. Call, text or use social media to keep in touch with family and friends. Skip the in-person visits, especially with people who face higher risks from getting sick. Avoid public spaces and large events or gatherings with 10 people or more. Don’t shake hands, and put distance between yourself and others.
  • If you are sick, stay home. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath), call ahead before visiting your doctor or seeking medical attention. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

To learn more, visit our COVID-19 page.

Emergency Preparedness

Don’t forget it’s severe weather season

Springtime in the Kansas City region brings a stronger possibility of severe weather. Know the risks, be ready and know what to do to protect yourself and your family during severe weather in the time of COVID-19. 

Severe Thunderstorms


How you can stay informed


Be Flood Smart

If it can rain, it can flood. Older adults have an increased risk of physical and mental health issues during and after flooding events. #BeFloodSmart. Get flood insurance coverage and minimize risks by not driving through flood waters, move to higher ground immediately check forecast updates and stay weather ready!


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Emergency Supply Kit

Do you have an emergency supply kit? Learn how to create or replenish your kit — and what not to do!

Get Involved

It takes a whole community working together to recover from disaster. Learn how you can join a Community Emergency Response Team.


Emergency Preparedness Guide

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The time to prepare is now — before disaster strikes. Download the emergency preparedness pocket guide and personal preparedness inventory.