COVID-19 Resources
#CompassionIsContagiousToo
We've added this section to our website to provide resources that might assist you and/or your organization during this Coronavirus pandemic. We are including information from reliable sources and will do our best to keep informaiton updated. However, be aware that most of the services here are being offered by federal, state and local agencies or other organizations, not COMBAT. Therefore, we might be unaware of any changes made. » CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW

Contact: Joe Loudon • COMBAT Communications Administrator • jloudon@jacksongov.org • 816-881-4337
  1. Testing
    COVID-19 Testing Eastern Jackson County Sept. 1-3

    » FREE TESTING CLINICS
    The Jackson County Health Department has 18 COVID-19 testing clinics scheduled October 19-30 at various locations throughout the county, including multiple sites in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, Greenwood, Grandview, Raytown and Sugar Creek.

    Mobile Food Pantry
    » Saturday, October 31
    Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City will be hosting this mobile pantry Saturday, October 31. Volunteers are needed.

COMBAT News

  1. October 2020
    COVID-19 Testing Clinics
    COVID Testing October 2020The Jackson County Health Department is conducting free testing clinics throughout the county in October, including in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Grandview, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit and Raytown. Testing will be done using either an NP swab (nasopharyngeal swab) or nasal swab collected by a healthcare professional. This test only detects a current infection with COVID-19 and will not be able to detect if you've had a past infection. 
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  2. October 10 & 12, 2020
    National Faith And Blue WeekendNational Faith & Blue Weekend
    Events have been scheduled for Saturday, October 10 and Monday, October 12 to commemorate National Faith & Blue Weekend in Kansas City. Those activities include a Drive Through  Food Distribution at United Believers Community Church in Kansas City, a Community Peace Parade through the Ruskin neighborhood and a Social Distancing Unity Prayer to held following the parade.
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  3. September 24, 2020
    Drug Task Force Seizes 3,000 Pills Laced With Fentanyl
    Just A Speck Of Fentanyl Can Kill YouA two milligram dose of fentanyl can be lethal. That’s why the Jackson County Drug Task Force’s seizure of 3,000 pills stamped as OxyContin but laced with fentanyl almost certainly saved lives—and sounded alarms. As COMBAT Director Vince Ortega points out, swallowing a tablet with fentanyl in it “could be every bit as deadly as biting down on a cyanide capsule.” While morphine is 1½ times stronger than oxycodone, the semi-synthetic opioid in OxyContin, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. 
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