The City of Kansas City, Mo. wants to make it easy as possible for residents to find information about our response to the COVID outbreak and ways that you can find help.
This information is constantly changing and updated regularly. It focuses on the latest CDC health information, our City’s Health Department guidance, and city actions to protect residents, bring relief to people and businesses facing hardship, and how the city’s operations have been impacted.
04/22/2020 Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Latest Update (watch the weekly health conferences)
04/16/2020- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
04/09/2020 Pandemic Update
Missouri Govenor Issues Statewide Order to Close Schools
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
03/30/2020 Stress and Coping *from CDC.gov
Being isolated is tough! See below on How to Cope with the Stress of Quarantine.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include
- Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
- Children and teens
- People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
- People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Worsening of chronic health problems
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSAexternal icon) website.
Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
Things you can do to support yourself
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditateexternal icon. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugsexternal icon.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
Reduce stress in yourself and others
Sharing the facts about COVID-19 and understanding the actual risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful..
When you share accurate information about COVID-19 you can help make people feel less stressed and allow you to connect with them.
Learn more about taking care of your emotional health.
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include
- Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
- Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
- Excessive worry or sadness
- Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
- Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
- Poor school performance or avoiding school
- Difficulty with attention and concentration
- Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
- Unexplained headaches or body pain
- Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
There are many things you can do to support your child
- Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
- Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
- Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
- Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
- Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Learn more about helping children cope.
Responding to COVID-19 can take an emotional toll on you. There are things you can do to reduce secondary traumatic stress (STS) reactions:
- Acknowledge that STS can impact anyone helping families after a traumatic event.
- Learn the symptoms including physical (fatigue, illness) and mental (fear, withdrawal, guilt).
- Allow time for you and your family to recover from responding to the pandemic.
- Create a menu of personal self-care activities that you enjoy, such as spending time with friends and family, exercising, or reading a book.
- Take a break from media coverage of COVID-19.
- Ask for help if you feel overwhelmed or concerned that COVID-19 is affecting your ability to care for your family and patients as you did before the outbreak.
Learn more tips for taking care of yourself during emergency response.
For people who have been released from quarantine
Being separated from others if a healthcare provider thinks you may have been exposed to COVID-19 can be stressful, even if you do not get sick. Everyone feels differently after coming out of quarantine. Some feelings include :
- Mixed emotions, including relief after quarantine
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Stress from the experience of monitoring yourself or being monitored by others for signs and symptoms of COVID-19
- Sadness, anger, or frustration because friends or loved ones have unfounded fears of contracting the disease from contact with you, even though you have been determined not to be contagious
- Guilt about not being able to perform normal work or parenting duties during quarantine
- Other emotional or mental health changes
Children may also feel upset or have other strong emotions if they, or someone they know, has been released from quarantine. You can help your child cope.
03/26/2020 Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
Shortness of breath
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.*This information has been provided by CDC.gov.
Update: 3/23 *For Greater Kansas City Area REALTORS®
Virtual View 360 has been working for clarification on the “Stay at Home Order”; “Essential Service.” Real Estate IS CONSIDERED AN Essential Service. Per Section III.A.2.ii. This is the provision that Realtors will operate under.
Virtual View 360 will also operate under the “Stay at Home Order” Section III.A.2.ii & Section III.A.2.xvii.
View full “Stay at Home Order”
WALK-THROUGH VIRTUAL TOURS ARE ESSENTIAL DURNING THIS TIME. Please see new story regarding tours below: https://www.kmbc.com/article/virtual-house-showings-becoming-popular-during-covid-19-outbreak/31796378
We do provide actual walk-through Matterport tours and video tours that we are discounting to EVERYONE! We understand there is a need and want to keep it very affordable & safe. Our 3D Virtual Tours will cut down foot traffic and allow buyers to view entire home before considering a live showing.
We have had several requests and are including our discounted pricing below.
Option #1: 3D Matterport Virtual Tour
**MATTERPORT 3D WALK-THROUGH TOUR
Up to 2000 SF $175
Measuring and Floor Plan Generation $25
Virtual Reality Link for Matterport Included/No Charge
PANORAMIC VIRTUAL TOUR (4-8) $175
360 PANORAMIC ADD-ON $35/photo
** DISCOUNT to EVERYONE is reflected in pricing above until April 24th, 2020.
Have questions? Feel free to call/text me directly!
Lesa Simonson, Owner/Business Development: Cell: 816-564-9473 to get on the scheduale call/text: 816-517-4707.
Note: 2 time slots are available each day for your Matterport 3D Walk-Through; 9am or 2pm. Time may need to be adjusted depending on total square footage.
360 Panoramic Tours are schedualed on the hour.
Thanks for Using Virtual View 360, we greatly appreciate you.
Our new protocols for appointments are below dated 3/18/2020.
Thanks for your help! Lesa & Erin
For 18 years, our clients and community has been at the forefront of every decision we make. We are committed to doing our part in containing the spread of COVID-19 to protect business owners, our Realtors, Sellers, Renters and our Team!
Virtual View 360, now more than ever, understand the importance of virtual tours and online photos for your listings. With buyers searching online, virtual tours and professional photogarphy is a must.
Beginning March 18th, our photographers are continuing to photograph properties, taking several precautions before and during appointment to protect OURSELVES, YOU, AND PROPERTY OWNERS.
Our photographers will enter the home/space with gloves and great care not to touch items throughout the home. If homeowners are at home, please have them stand at least 6 feet away from our team members or isolate themselves in a room that isn’t being photographed. On average, a photography appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.
We are dedicated in providing exceptional customer service and continued quality that you can trust. Each of our team members work remotely and are instructed to wash hands entering and leaving buildings and to wear a fresh set of gloves for each appointment. We are taking this health precaution very seriously and appreciate you working with us to ensure everyones safety. As such, we will continue to follow CDC guidelines closely to ensure safety for all!