COVID-19 Resources

BEST SOURCES FOR INFORMATION:  Kentucky Department for Public Health COVID-19 hoteline: 1-502-564-3261, option 4

There is a lot of new information being updated regularly regarding COVID-19. Please understand that guidance can change frequently, particularly as global, national, regional, statewide and local situations change.  To get the most up-to-date information go to cdc.gov and World Health Organization.

 

Emergency Feeding Sites

JCPS will be providing lunch to students during the closure.  To see a full list of locations serving lunch, click here.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, JCPS will be in front of Smoketown Family Wellness Center at 760 S Hancock from 10-10:30 am giving lunch to any child under 18 and any JCPS student 18+. They will return Monday through Friday from 10-10:30 am until schools reopen.
No child hungry! For more information contact: Emily Smith, 365 Fresh Food Initiative Coordinator, Smoketown Family Wellness Center, 760 S Hancock, B100, Louisville, KY, 40203 Phone: 502-242-7458

Senior Meals

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services today announced plans to provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

 

Louisville COVID-19 ELDER MATCH

Partnering healthy young adults who have a low risk of contracting coronavirus with seniors in the same or a nearby zip code who need help.

https://www.louisvillecovid19match.com/

 

Childcare

Families can search for regulated child care providers online through Community Coordinated Child Care’s database at www.4cforkids.org and thru their FB page.

 

Counseling

Emotional Support Hotline Optum is opening an Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. Optum’s toll-free helpline number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.

 

Spectrum/ Charter

Spectrum to offer free broadband Wi-Fi for homes with K-12, college students

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/03/13/amid-coronavirus-school-closures-spectrum-offer-free-wi-fi-students/5047280002/

 

Testing

Anthem Announces Waiver for Coronavirus Testing: Anthem, Inc., announced that it will eliminate additional costs for members in its affiliated health plans by providing coverage of the coronavirus screening test at no out-of-pocket-cost. The company also confirmed that prior authorization is not required for diagnostic services related to COVID-19 testing. It is also encouraging members to utilize telehealth when possible and for members who have a pharmacy benefit plan to consider asking for 90-day supplies of medications.

The announcement and additional details are available here.