Food and Shopping
Seniors Only Shopping - Locations/Days/Times:
Below is a list of stores in Sedgwick County with special hours for older adults (60+), or those who are most at-risk for COVID-19. This information is current as of 3/25/2020.
Aldis - Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Big Lots! - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
COSTCO Wholesale - Tuesday & Thursday from 8-9 a.m.
CVS - Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.
Dillons - Monday-Thursday from 7-8 a.m.
Dollar General - Everyday from 8-9 a.m.
Sam’s Club - Tuesday & Thursday from 7-9 a.m.
Target - Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m.
Trader Joe’s - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
Walgreens - Tuesday from 8-9 a.m.
Walmart - Tuesday from 6-7 a.m.
Whole Foods - Everyday from 7-8 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List of COVID-19 Effective Disenfectants
When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on this Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List of COVID-19 Effective Disenfectants list. If it is, you have a match and the product can be used against SARS-CoV-2. You can find this number on the product label – just look for the EPA Reg. No. These products may be marketed and sold under different brand names, but if they have the same EPA registration number, they are the same product.
Wichita Public Schools
Drive-up and walk-up service is available. Meals can be picked up at any school, regardless of attendance.
If a child has special dietary needs, please contact Nutrition Services at (316) 973-2178 for assistance.
The locations are:
Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School - 221 S. Seneca
Brooks Center for STEM and the Arts Magnet - 3802 E. 27th St. N.
Chisholm Trail Elementary School - 6015 Independence St., Park City
Coleman Middle School - 1544 N. Governeour Rd.
Curtis Middle School - 1031 S. Edgemoor St.
Hadley Middle School - 1101 Dougherty Ave.
Hamilton Middle School - 1407 S. Broadway
Isely Traditional Magnet Elementary School - 5256 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire
Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy - 3550 Ross Parkway
Marshall Middle School - 1510 Payne St.
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School - 207 S. Sheridan St.
Mead Middle School - 2601 E. Skinner St.
Mueller Aerospace & Engineering Discovery Magnet - 2500 E. 18th St. N.
Pleasant Valley Middle School - 2220 W. 29th St. N.
Robinson Middle School - 328 N. Oliver
Truesdell Middle School - 2464 S. Glenn Ave.
White Elementary School - 5148 S. Kansas St.
Wilbur Middle School - 340 N. Tyler Rd.
Old Town Farm & Art Market
The Old Town Farm & Art Market encourages residents to connect with their favorite local companies through the ‘Meet the Market’ page on their website. Residents can buy directly from vendors.
Funky Fresh Farmers Market is an online farmers market by WAVE & local farmers or producers. Residents can use this option to buy local produce and goods from vendors.
Employment and Unemployment
Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Wage questions can be asked at: 866-487-9243
Offering services virtually. Customers can call 316-771-6800 or access the chat feature on Kansasworks.com.
Unemployment for Individuals
Resources for Employers:
Business and Education
Department of Education (DOE):
Schools can prepare to take additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, should State and local health officials identify such a need.
Specific questions can be sent to: email@example.com
Governor Laura Kelly announced March 21st, 2020 that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster declaration extends to all 105 Kansas counties, making low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital available for Kansas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. SBA loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills because of the disaster’s impact. Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for private non-profit organizations.
The loans are based on a business’ monthly capital needs or six months. Some details:
- Up to $2 million.
- Apply directly to SBA.
- Minimum 3 week turnaround.
- Current lenders may modify & restructure existing loans.
- Bridge loans with current lenders may be rolled into economic injury loans, so immediate liquidity can be obtained from a local lender and then converted into the SBA loan.
Wichita Community Foundation
The Wichita Community Foundation activated two funds to assist nonprofits and individuals. Contributions are being accepted on Wichita Community Foundation and via mail.