by Sarah Gardiner
With much of the country now shutting down due to Coronavirus, Queer Kentucky is dedicated to making sure the community has the most up to date information on resources and news. We will be releasing a weekly update with the latest outlooks and assistance options. If you have any resources you would like to contribute, please let us know.
Current Isolation Recommendations: Officials are now recommending that everyone, regardless of whether you are sick or not, stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Quarantine is recommended for everyone who can.
Estimated Timeline: At this point, officials believe shut-downs will last for the next two months, but that timeframe may be extended in the coming weeks as more information is determined.
— WATER SERVICE WILL NOT DO SHUT-OFFS FOR THE TIME BEING
— Neighborhood Places will remain open and providing services for those in the lower 80% income bracket.
— All 13 Community Ministries will stay open. To find the nearest location, visit their website: http://www.louisvilleministries.org. Their staff and volunteers are taking extra precautions to ensure a safe and healthy environment. The pantries are in need of food and supply donations, if you have any to spare. For those who need utility assistance, they can help find payment assistance.
— Meals on Wheels is expanding their services for those 60 and older. They will be offering only drive-through services at locations such as the Beechmont Community Center and more TBA locations.
— COVID-19 MATCH is a new program matching younger and low-risk volunteers who are matched 1-1 with those in need. Aids will be vetted by police and Louisville Health and Wellness and will work together with their matches to determine how to meet their needs.
— Metro United Way recommends calling 211 for all other needs and to be connected to the appropriate group.