To help prevent social isolation and community inactivity, the Bluestocking and Hitchhikers group plan to launch a winter-season COVID resource and activity guide to distribute throughout the city of Lawrence. The activity guide will provide information on ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as resources on things to safely do around the city during the winter months to stay active.

“This community group of concerned citizens [is] well equipped to successfully accomplish their desired goals. Their energy is contagious!”

– Mildred Edwards, 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.

  • KCKCC Front Line Team: Assist front-line workers by offering care packages of personal protection items, cleaning supplies and food to keep them safe while at home.
  • KMUW Wichita 89.1: Feature a panel of doctors through the Rotary program to encourage Wichita residents to get the facts from experts on topics such as receiving the vaccine, wearing masks and social distancing.
  • Pittsburg High School: Offer masks and gift cards from local stores to Pittsburg High School students.
  • VeteransUnidos Inc.: Educate Wichita Veterans of Foreign Wars members on how to use technology like ZOOM to host meetings with friends and family as well as ways to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19.
  • Happy Hustlers 4-H Club: Distribute hand sanitizer in carrying cases to students in Marion County to place on their backpacks.
  • Aldo Beltran’i Modeling Group (ABMG): Work with a photographer to produce images that deliver positive messaging and COVID information in a unique and creative way to better engage with their community.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 425
Action Plans Pending: 834

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.