KU Endowment launches COVID-19 emergency relief fund
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KU Endowment is launching a dedicated fund to help the University of Kansas’ chancellor provide relief to those in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic.
“From the student senate to alumni to faculty and staff, we’ve heard from many who want to help,” KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling said Friday in a news release. “The fact that people are thinking about how they can help others in their time of need assures me that we will get through this. I’m encouraged and inspired.”
The Journal-World reported Wednesday that KU Endowment had resources available for emergency fund distribution and would be receptive to additional requests from KU Chancellor Douglas Girod. Endowment will work closely with Girod to determine the areas of greatest need that the new fund could support, Friday’s release said.
The university also has an emergency grant program that students in financial need can apply for, with awards ranging from $1 to $1,500.
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What to do if you think you may have COVID-19
Patients who have symptoms — difficulty breathing, cough and fever — should stay home, immediately isolate themselves from others and call their health care providers. Patients should never show up unannounced at a medical office or hospital. Instead, they should call ahead to explain their symptoms and give health care workers the ability to minimize the risk to others.
If patients do not have health care providers, they may call the Lawrence Douglas-County health department’s coronavirus line, 785-856-4343.
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More information can be found through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s website or the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health website.
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