As a second wave of COVID-19 cases bear down on the nation, Kansas Citians have a new tool on their side to help them assess risk of exposure in everyday activities.
Created as part of a partnership between pandemic-born resources, Comeback KC and COVID Can I Do It (CCIDI) touted the tool — branded “KC Can I Do It” — which uses real-time data from across the metro to guide users as they make decisions about their safety in such places as restaurants, shopping centers, or the grocery store.
“Just as cases are surging again, people are really struggling with COVID fatigue. With the holidays coming up, making COVID-smart decisions is more important than ever,” said Mark Logan, Comeback KC communications director.
“We hope this tool gives them a better way to evaluate the risk of activities, so that everyone can protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community.”
Click here to read more about new KCMO COVID-19 guidelines announced Monday.
KC Can I Do It allows users to search it’s mobile-friendly web tool for specific activities they’re hoping to engage in and gauge a risk score based on such factors as local transmission rates, crowding, droplets, exposure time, and ventilation, the organizations said in a release.
The tool also serves as an education platform, giving its users tips they can use to reduce COVID-related risks.
Click here to use KC Can I Do It.
“Our team of volunteers created COVID Can I Do It to help answer questions and fill in the gaps as people try to live their lives during this ever-changing time,” said Jarjieh Fang, MPH, co-founder of COVID Can I Do It.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Comeback KC to bring our mission to Kansas City and support recovery efforts.”
Launched by a handful of corporate CEO’s in Kansas City, Comeback KC embarked on an ambitious mission to deliver increased access to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts in early May.
The initiative aims to unite corporations and government leaders in an effort to create a unified strategy and message to help the entire Kansas City region make a comeback from COVID-19, born out of the C19KC taskforce.
Click here to learn more about Comeback KC and its network of corporate leaders.