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You’re Asking, Public Media Is Answering — The Latest On Coronavirus And COVID-19

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Shelves at the Trader Joe's in Kansas City, Missouri, were empty on Friday, March 13, a day after the mayor declared a state of emergency.

Updated March 13, 5pm CT  

News about the coronavirus is coming at you fast. And in times like these, it’s hard to know where to turn for the most reliable and up-to-date information.

That’s why the team at America Amplified — a public media initiative focused on listening to communities first — has curated answers to your questions from health experts interviewed by our network of 50-plus public radio stations across the country, from Reno to Rhode Island.

To make this information as accessible as possible, we’ve got it all gathered in a Google document we’re updating daily.

By scrolling through the document below, you’ll find the latest questions from listeners at the top, and an archive of FAQs.

If you follow this link to the document, it's easily searchable, too. Have questions about what to do if you’re pregnant, or how to handle upcoming travel plans? Search for the term or click on the question to follow a link to the answer.

If you live in the Kansas City area and have questions that are not on this list and want to ask, you can join KCUR's texting exchange by texting COVID to 816-601-4777. 

Andrea Tudhope is the coordinating producer for America Amplified: Election 2020. Email her at andrea@americaamplified.org or follow her on Twitter at @andreatudhope.

America Amplified is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that uses community engagement to inform and stregthen local, regional and national journalism.

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with essential news and information.
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