COVID-19 Resources

News Tip: Many local and national newspapers are now providing COVID-19 coverage without requiring you to subscribe, so if you haven’t visited your paper’s site in a while because you don’t have a subscription, please check their sites for special coverage.

Phone Resources

Dial 211 from any phone to speak with a referral specialist 24 hours a day about COVID-19 or any other service needs you may have. Available in English and Spanish.

Shawnee County Community Cares Line/Mental Health Crisis Lines

The Shawnee County Community Cares phone line was paused on June 26, 2020, due to lower need. For more information, please see the Health Department press releaseIn the meantime, should a community member need mental health support; Valeo Behavioral Health Care has a Crisis Line that is answered 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Valeo’s Crisis Line is 785-234-3300 and is always answered by a Licensed Clinician. Family Service & Guidance Center has a Crisis Line to assist children or adolescents who are experiencing a mental health emergency. The number is 785-232-5005 and is also available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Online Resources

State of Kansas COVID-19 Resource Page (health, statistics, unemployment) (added 4/29/2020)

Centers for Disease Control (national)

Shawnee County Health Department

Jackson County Health Department

Jefferson County Health Department

Topeka Public Schools

Auburn Washburn Schools

Seaman Schools…/w…/coronavirus_resource_page

Shawnee Heights Schools

Holton Schools

Royal Valley Schools

Douglas County links and information