Coronavirus COVID-19 Information and Resources

For the latest on coronavirus COVID-19 in Kentucky

Food for Children

Emergency Feeding Sites for Children - Jefferson County Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens at more than 58 sites in response to COVID-19.

Food for Seniors

Office of Resilience & Community Services - The Office of Resilience & Community Services will make available frozen meals for seniors to be distributed via pick up at five community centers (See Meals Section).

Senior Nutrition Program - The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritional lunchtime meals to active senior citizens at Congregate Meal Sites and delivers to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program, throughout the Louisville Metro area. These programs help to improve the lives of older adults by supporting good nutritional health and promoting their independence and well-being.

Community Assistance and Resources

The Center for Women and Families – A free and confidential 24/7 Crisis Line provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for women, children and men affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Safety planning, emergency shelter, hospital advocacy, and rape crisis services available. Call 502-581-7222 or 1-844-BE-SAFE.

Community & Agency Information to Assist the Most Vulnerable - this Metro Louisville web page includes up-to-date information and links on food assistance; utility assistance; digital access; Federal and State relief; small business assistance; and more.

Metro United Way 2-1-1 – Free information and local referrals for people facing life challenges. Available 24/7 in over 100 languages. Just dial 211, or click on the link.

State Unemployment Insurance - Gov. Andy Beshear is waiving the waiting period and work-search requirements for those seeking unemployment insurance at this time. You can apply by phone at 502-875-0442 or online at People are being asked to apply on the following schedule, by the first letter of their last name:

Sunday: A-D
Monday: E-H
Tuesday: I-L
Wednesday: M-P
Thursday: Q-U
Friday: V-Z or if you missed your day.

One Louisville Response Fund - provides flexible funding resources for rental assistance, childcare assistance, transportation aid, food access, utility assistance and other support as determined, via $1,000 payments to eligible households. Funds will also be made available to community-based organizations that are being hit hard by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

JCPS COVID-19 Updates - Important information for Parents and Employees

Mental Health Help - If you’re having a mental health emergency, you can call Centerstone’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline at (502) 589-4313. You can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

Addiction Help

Other trusted sources on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest)

MedlinePlus - Coronavirus Infections

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness - What You Need to Know About Coronavirus


Last Updated: 6/3/2020