COVID-19 Information and Resources

Informational image with updated mask policy and graphic of dark skinned female putting on a mask. Text: For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are now optional. Social distancing guidelines are still in place. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask.

If you are fully vaccinated, masks are now optional. For those that are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask while in the building.

Independence, Inc. Current COVID-19 Operating Policy

[UPDATED March 15, 2022]  Masks are no longer required for those that are fully vaccinated. Anyone may opt to wear one at any time but they will no longer be required.

  • All staff remain hard at work in our building during regular office hours and public entry is welcome.
  • Masking throughout the building is optional.
  • Social distancing continues to be practiced throughout our building.
  • We have a new secure enclosure in our lobby reception area to ensure the safety of our staff, consumers and visitors
  • Our Computer Lab is now OPEN to the Public. Safety barriers have been installed between computers and we ask that only 2 people at a time utilize our lab and that visitors social distance, keeping one computer in between you
  • We continue to offer and encourage virtual meetings when possible and ask that you make an appointment for in-person meetings with staff. All staff are available to meet with consumers through Zoom, Chime, phone, email or in-person. We are also available to chat through Facebook Messenger and through our Website instant chat option

Our contact information has not changed; you can continue to reach us M-F 8:30-5:00  Contact Us. We will update this page as information changes.

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Get Vaccinated!  Vaccine Resources and Information

Getting vaccinated is now convenient (no appointment necessary at most locations), open to everyone 5 years and older –  and it’s FREE!  If you live in Douglas County and need a ride to your appointment, contact our Independence, Inc. General Public Transportation Department and get scheduled!

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources:

Administration for Community Living (ACL) Vaccine Resources: A vaccine “cheat sheet”, current vaccine and booster guidance and other resources

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic: Anyone eligible can go to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, 200 Maine St., for a walk-in vaccine appointment on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are available from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Also find registration forms, COVID facts, resources, guidance and testing locations.

Lawrence Douglas County Public Health logo with Orange letters and blue decorative icon

LMH Health COVID19 Resource Page : Answers to the most-asked COVID-19 questions, vaccine eligibility, where to get your vaccine and more!

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy (KYEA) “Kansas Beats the Virus” campaign: COVID-19 vaccination facts, myths, resources and information


►Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

► Center for Disease Control: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 and Pandemic-related Resources

Local/Area Resources

Kansas Resources and Information

 Self Advocacy/Resources for People with Disabilities & Direct Support Workers


National Efforts and Resources for Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccination 

National Organization Websites and Information