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UPDATES

March 23, 2021—  The development of the COVID-19 vaccine has undoubtedly left many of use with questions. To guide and help answer those questions, we have compiled a list of credible resources to help our communities learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to see which counties are offering the vaccine, get answers to questions regarding vaccine effectiveness and learn more about the three vaccines currently being distributed.

RESOURCES

KANSAS UPDATES

In-Person Home Visits
We are moving to our next phase of re-entry. This means that your case managers will resume in-person visits to your homes. Virtual visits will be utilized when there is a potential COVID exposure in your home. Prior to your home visit, the case manager will ask a few screening questions to ensure the safety of all parties involved. During your home visit, we ask that everyone wear masks and practice social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding in-person home visits, please reach out to your advocate or case manager.
  
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Kansas is currently in Phase 3 and 4 of the vaccine plan. As caregivers, you fall into these phases. If you choose to get vaccinated, please make sure to get on as many lists as possible in your community. To ensure you receive the vaccine as quickly as possible, reach out to your local health departments, hospitals and pharmacies and ask to be placed on their wait list. For more vaccine resources, read our blog here.
 

MISSOURI UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On March 15, Missouri moved into Phase 1B, Tier 3 in their COVID-19 vaccine plan. In this phase, 550,000 more Missourians are now eligible for the vaccine, including foster parents, child care providers, teachers and school employees. If you need assistance locating vaccination resources, please contact your family development specialist or read our blog post here.

Updated Licensing Rules and Regulations
Please download and review the changes and updates to the Licensing Rules and Regulations.