COVID-19 Resources

NASW has put out many resources that provide guidance during this challenging time.  Some available resources that might address your  questions include:,,

We have an additional set of tips on “ethical considerations when providing telehealth” that will be available.  In addition, the standards in the Code remain relevant and are a great resource.  As you may know, many of the new standards are related to the use of technology. 

Finally, If a person has a specific question, we continue to provide ethics consultations 4 days per week.  You can always direct questions to the ethics consultation resource at

NASW-KY Chapter COVID-19 Resources and Links:


Schools:Kentucky Department of Education Covid Information and Resources:

Kentucky colleges, universities, and technical/junior colleges:

Criminal Legal system:

Kentucky Court of Justice:

Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet:

Child Welfare:

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services:

KY Department of Behavioral Health and Residential Services:

Mental Health:

Faith based communities:

Kentucky libraries and resource centers:


HHCK Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky COVID19 Resources and Services:

**Kentucky Refugee and Immigrant Resources and Services:,community%20resources%2C%20elder%20services%2C%20%22Hearts%20and%20Hands%22%2C%20an

**Kentucky Area Agency on Aging Resources:

Aging & Disability Resource Center:

Area Agencies on Aging & Independent Living

Resources for individuals who work in long term care settings:

**COVID toolkit for pregnant people, babies and new parents:

Kentucky has reduced restrictions on telehealth services to ensure that needed services are provied to vulnerable populations.

COVID resources for individuals with allergies, asthma and related conditions, including vaccines for children/

**How to find a vaccine sight via text message:00000000000

(English) Text your zip code to GETVAX-438829 to receive 3 vaccine locations near you.

(Spanish) Text your zip code to VACUNA-822862 to receive 3 vaccine locations in your area.

**Kentucky Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report-HRSA Health Centers:Patients by Race and EthnicityLatest data from June 3, 2022


**KY Social Work Associations across Kentucky worked together to provide resources and share information about COVID19 on websites and Facebook:

Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work:

Kentucky Association for School Social Workers:

National Association for Black Social Workers – Bowling Green and Central Kentucky chapters

Kentucky Association of Social Work Educators:

Kentucky Social Work Advocacy Network:

National Association of Social Workers – Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Social Work:


  • Identify local/state vaccine confidence community outreach efforts already underway:

The COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 and vaccine questions. Live agents are available:
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm EST

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Kentucky Coronavirus Monitoring

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) has coordinated state guidance with the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As CDC transitions to the new “COVID-19 Community Level” model that uses the number of new COVID-19 cases in each county, percent of hospital capacity devoted to COVID-19 patients and the number of new patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital in the past week, KDPH will be using this tool to help Kentuckians be informed of the COVID-19 impact in their communities. KDPH created the Community Level COVID-19 Guidance to align with the new community level model. This guidance provides Kentuckians with actions to take related to their local level of community burden. KDPH will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 data and provide weekly updates on the KDPH COVID-19 website. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation as we learn to live with COVID-19 and work to keep Kentuckians safe. For more information on the new tool provided by CDC, please visit the CDC website: COVID-19 by County.

The COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
    View CDC FAQs
  • Kentucky Department for Pubic Health Guidance
    Learn More
  • How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family
    Learn More
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard & Data
    View the Kentucky Covid-19 Vaccine Dashboard for vaccine data and interactive map.
    View Dashboard
  • Vaccine Provider Guidance
    Kentucky’s guidance and resources for vaccine providers.
    Learn More
  • Have you lost or misplaced the card you were given when you received your COVID-19 vaccine?
    Learn More

KENTUCKY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS: NASW-KY has compiled a 60 page list of every health department in Kentucky as a resource for social workers.The website is extensive and offers updated information about Covid safety and vaccinations:

Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund:

The Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund is offering tenants help paying past due rent and utility bills. Learn more about the program and submit an application.

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The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks and food programs helps millions of people find food and grocery help in their communities every year. Connect with your local food bank to learn about upcoming free food distributions and to apply for national food programs.

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COVID-19 Related Actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear

FEMA Funeral Assistance Program

Telehealth Program

COVID-19 Survivor Support Information

FDA: Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

KDPH Food Safety Branch

Kentucky Department of Education 

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)


Wonderful resources from Mental Health America of Kentucky: