SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Federal assistance has started to roll out amid the COVID-19 crisis, including stimulus checks.
The process is new and often changing. To help you better understand where help is available and how you can put it to use, KCAU invited three local financial experts for a town hall discussion.
- Lori Scott, a financial and housing counselor with the Center for Siouxland
- Jeremy Craighead, the executive vice president of Security National Bank
- Chris McGowan, the president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
Watch the discussion above.
This is just one of a series of town halls on the coronavirus that KCAU 9 is holding. Watch the others by clicking the links below.
- Coronavirus: Changing Times
- Coronavirus: A Mental Health Discussion
- Coronavirus: Navigating change
- Coronavirus: Facts and fiction
The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.
Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with some who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.
To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:
- Wash their hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.
- Siouxland District Health Department
- South Dakota Department of Health
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization