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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

KSRE Sedgwick County Family Resources - COVID-19 

K-State Research and Extension specialists are subject matter experts in numerous aspects of life that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide unbiased, fact-based help in these subjects free of charge for the benefit of everyone in Kansas and the rest of the world.

As our society faces the challenges of maintaining health-oriented practices, social isolation, school closures, financial pressures and more, the following resources can help as you navigate through this challenging situation.

Local K-State Research and Extension agents are still on the job during this time of closures and confinement. They, too, are practicing social distancing. Email is the best way to reach them, but call forwarding and voicemail allow for closed local offices to be reached by phone as well (some responses could be delayed). To find out how to reach your local agents, visit the K-State Research and Extension county and district directory.

Activities 

Virtual Experiences through Facebook: Kentucky 4-H Virtual ExperiencesWyoming 4-H Resources

Smithsonian Virtual Access - The Smithsonian has opened virtual access.

Google Gallery Partnership Google has teamed with over 2,500 galleries around the world to provide virtual gallery tours.

For outdoor activities see below. 

Cleaning

Research implies that SARS-CoV-2 can survive up to 3 hours in the air, up to 1 day on cardboard, and 2-3 days on stainless steel surfaces and plastic. Research Study on Aerosol and Surface Survival on SARS-CoV-2 https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2004973

Couples

CoupleTALK: Enhancing Your Relationship (KSRE publication)

CoupleTALK Activity Cards (KSRE publication)

Surviving and Thriving during Quarantine 

Education
Family 
Finances
Fitness
Food
Mental Wellness
Outdoor Activities
Fruit and vegetable gardening: Things to do now 
Lawn and landscape 
Safety
Other Resources
  • The Kansas PRIDE Program for community vitality offers a newsletter provides information on small business concerns, mental health, working from home, being home with children, and more. Subscribe on their news page.
  • The weekly Better Kansas blog contains topical, timely information from K-State Research and Extension professionals.
  • Extension is not limited to Kansas. Universities across the country have extension experts who are also sharing their information. Their responses to the novel coronavirus are collected on this page.
Information from official sources  

K-State Research and Extension is a statewide network of educators sharing unbiased, research-based information and expertise on issues important to Kansas. As in any disaster or emergency, it is important to get information from official sources. The following official sources are providing information about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019).