Community Resources

Finney County Health Recommendations, Resources, & Guidance

BREAST MILK SHARING

According to Dr. Dyan Hes, a pediatrician with New York City’s Gramercy Pediatrics, there is currently no proof that breast milk can cure COVID-19 or give you antibodies. Drinking breast milk as an adult has no health benefit and can lead to a number of illnesses.

Informal milk sharing does not have the same regulations and safety protocols in place as regulated milk banks and milk donors. Breast milk is considered a bodily fluid and is not something to casually share or sell without the necessary safety protocols in place. Human milk can be a source of infection, such as bacteria, or viruses like HIV, HTLV I/II, and CMV. To minimize risk: All donors should be screened and all milk should be pasteurized. 

The best way to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and to protect your own health is to practice social distancing, wear a cloth face mask in public spaces, and regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

CDC - COVID-19 & Breastfeeding

Risks in Sharing

La Leche International - Milk Sharing FAQs

La Leche League - Risks & Benefits 

6-16-2020 Infectious Disease Society of America - Antibody Testing Primer

Additional Resources

Presentations

PowerPoint - Case Statistics Update - Local and State (4-29-2020)

Report from Dr. Lindsay Byrnes - FICO COVID-19 Data as of (4-29-2020)

PowerPoint - FICO Community COVID-19 Engagement (5-8-2020)

PowerPoint - FICO Community COVID-19 Engagement (5-21-2020)

PowerPoint - FICO Community COVID-19 Engagement (5-28-2020)

Presentation - Economic Development Corporation Analysis of Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (6-9-2020)

Presentation Summary - Economic Development Corporation Analysis of Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (6-9-2020)

KDHE Recommendations and Guidance

KDHE Guidance on Church Services (04-03-2020)

KDHE Travel Mandate Update (04-06-2020)

Kansas Governor’s Executive Order 20-18 RE Mass Gatherings (04-07-2020)

KDHE - Guidance Document for Businesses to Respond to COVID-19 (4-29-2020)

KDHE - Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Business (4-29-2020)

KDHE Travel Mandate Update (4-30-2020)

TOOLKITS

The KDHE provides cleaning protocols, guidelines, and recommendations for businesses, schools, child-care facilities, long-term care facilities, churches and places of mass gathering, employers, and more. The toolkits are available for download at their website.

RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGES

We have compiled resources in many languages. Find helpful posters and information in other languages here.