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COVID-19 Community Response

News and Information

Shelter in Place

The Shelter in Place (AKA Stay at Home) order directs all residents to remain at their place of residence, except to perform an Essential Activity. People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are urged to stay in their residence except as necessary to seek medical care. Everyone shall practice social distancing while performing essential activities by remaining at least 6 feet of distance from everyone other than household members.
To read the news release click:
To read the order click:

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Hello neighbors! Did you know that RDA has funds for emergency assistance for those who live in Rosedale? If you have a 66103 address and need some help paying a utility bill or rent, we can help you ... See more

2 months ago
Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR)

Check out the lovely testimony from our very own Erin and Je T'aime on why we need a Safe & Welcoming Ordinance for all residents in Wyandotte County! #SafeandWelcomingNOW

To learn more about the ... See more

Listen to Rosedale Development Association 's testimony and why we need #SafeandWelcomingNOW

Learn more about the ordiance and sign the petition here: ... See more

2 months ago
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Hey Rosedale job seekers! We have a ton of new opportunities for you over at - check out who is hiring within the community! The University of Kansas Health System, Lowe's, Roehl ... See more

2 months ago
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Early voting begins today at the Joe Amayo/Argentine Community Center, located at 2810 Metropolitan Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106. Poll hours are:
Saturday, October 24 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 26 ... See more

Community Resources

For businesses:

Curbside KC

Handy database of restuarants offering curbside pickup. To get added to this list,  email [email protected]

Midtown Signs

Let people know you are open and doing take out. Midtown signs is offering discounted 2×2 sign frames with panels in them for restaurants – banners – temporary window graphics.


KC Source Link

 KCSourceLink created a portal of business resources—and business resources specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak—to help you stay informed, safe and sane. 

Use their portal to check on updates on small business assistance, remote business workshops, tips for communicating to your team and your customers, and applying for funding. Also has hotline at 816-235-6500


The Kelly Administration has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

Governor Kelly is committed to providing support to our state’s small businesses, and she understands this pandemic is an especially serious challenge for the hospitality industry. In order to sustain operations for this sector, the administration has allocated $5 million for a round of bridge loans to hospitality businesses.

Small Business Grant

The Unified Government Board of Commissioners approved temporary changes to the Small Business Grant for 2020 to help reduce the financial strain on our local businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum grant amount businesses can apply for is $5,000. 

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Alt Cap

As Community Development Financial Institution, if your small business is experiencing difficulties during this time due to the loss of customers and income, supply chain disruption, or other issues, you can reach our to discuss options for accessing capital and how AltCap can support you.

For residents:

Food Resources

A number of resources are offering DAILY food pickup, especially for children and displaced workers:

Unemployment Benefits

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If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

During this time the Kansas Department of Labor is offering special allocations, including waiving the waiting week requirement and not having to look for other work if you are unemployed due to COVID-19.

More information can be found at the Kansas Unemployment benefits website, found here:


BPU (electric/utility company) will not disconnect service for non-payment as customers and communities during this time of hardship with the coronavirus. This applies to residential and business customers. Customers who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can set up payment arrangements by calling 913-573-9145.