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The Pittsburg Young Professionals are working to develop a COVID-themed online event to overcome social isolation and decreased community connection. The event will include a family-friendly activity like painting, cooking, or playing games and will periodically include COVID prevention and testing information to participants.

“Participating in this online creative event will not only benefit those involved but sharing stories and photos online following the event can help the community and their networks broadly during isolation.”

– 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.

  • Derby Recreation Commission: Create a community-wide “Your Health, Our Priority” campaign to engage Derby residents in following COVID guidelines and taking responsibility for healthy behaviors.
  • KMUW Wichita Public Radio: Launch “Tell Your Story” and ask Wichita residents to share positive stories on how they support local businesses during the pandemic.
  • Leadership Ellsworth County Alumni: Implement a rewards program by passing out Ellsworth County Chamber bucks to residents caught wearing their masks properly around town.
  • Topeka Shawnee County League of Women Voters: Develop billboards, bus wraps and magnets to broadly share information about the safety and efficacy of COVID testing.
  • Leadership Lawrence: Call on Lawrence residents to create a “quarantine employee” fund to ease the financial burden of losing wages due to properly quarantining.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 762
Meetings Completed: 781

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.

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