The Dodge City ESL Migrant Program created an action plan to help students and families statewide practice proper handwashing. They plan to develop a set of culturally-relevant songs in multiple languages that can be sung while handwashing to help ensure the proper technique and length of handwashing is remembered.

“Working in a community with high levels of poverty and multiple languages, this group found a simple and effective way to Beat the Virus. So great to see so many engaged community members working together towards a solution.”

– Patrick Kelly, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • Buford Theatre: Develop a campaign to communicate how the theatre experience in Arkansas City, KS is still safe and encourage residents to attend.
  • Harvey County Drug Coalition: Distribute personal hygiene supplies to Mirror clients and mail postcards to community members with positive messages and accurate health maintenance information.
  • Rooks County: Increase trust and COVID protocol compliance with frequent vaccine town hall meetings in Rooks County.
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals: Encourage Asian Americans that face language barriers to practice healthy habits by working with Asian radio hosts to broadcast messages about COVID safety protocols in Asian languages.
  • Leadership Lawrence: Create a system to deliver testing kits to Lawrence residents who do not have transportation or are otherwise homebound.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 815
Meetings Completed: 846

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark hundreds of small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.