May 2020 Monthly Minutes

May 2020 Monthly Minutes

Indian Mound Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes from May 18, 2020.

Next Meeting: Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.



Dr. Zink, Chief Medical Officer at Samuel L. Rodgers

  • Signs and symptoms – COVID-19 Signs/Symptoms
    • 2-14 days to show signs after
      • Tricky because symptoms are varied:
      • Common:
      • Sometimes: Nausea, vomit, diarrhea
      • Mild to severe
        • Older adults (65+ according to CDC)
        • Anyone with underlying medical
          • Decreased immune system, or lung issues
        • When to go to the ER/doctor?
          • Samuel L .Rodgers
          • Trouble breathing, shortness of breath, “elephant on chest”
          • New symptoms than before.
        • Stop the Spread
          • Biggest thing: Wash your hands often.
            • After touching surfaces
          • Avoid close contact (social distancing) – 6 ft. apart
          • Wear a cloth face cover
            • Research N95 and surgical masks to medical professionals
          • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue
            • Cough into elbow/”cough pocket”
          • Clean and disinfect
            • Check CDC on what is best
          • Samuel Rodgers Response
            • Busy!
            • Purchased tent early, which allows drive-thru testing
              • By appointment only – call 816-889-4795
            • Partnership with health department
              • Testing Tuesdays and Thursdays for next 12 weeks
              • Partnerships with other groups as well (Swope). Brings access to community
            • At location, triage location to see symptoms, and then quarantine those with symptoms
              • Get results within 48 hours
            • Implemented telehealth
              • me is program
            • Trying to get services to as many people as possible.
            • Offer many services, all ages
              • Clothe, feed patients – if can’t help find resources to do so.
              • Sliding scale (lowest $35 for everything)
              • Insurance or no, will still help
            • Call 816-474-4920
              • 38 languages spoken at the downtown campus (825 Euclid)
              • 2121 Summit Street
              • 5330 N. Oak
              • 800 Haines, Liberty
            • Questions? Reach out to Amanda Jackson, Director of Development and Marketing,, 816-889-4644
          • 144 people tested, about 20% positive.
            • Testing will increase
          • City opening back up
            • Move too soon in pandemic, will get second wave or spike that is worse than first time around. Dr. Zink says be careful. Wear mask, practice social distancing.
          • Information overload – what’s important?
            • World news, multiple sources (and if they match, more likely to believe)
              • CDC

IMNA has purchased masks from local craftspeople. We will distribute those free of charge to Indian Mound residents. Please contact if you live in Indian Mound and need masks for yourself or your family. (We have both adult and children’s sizes!)


  • We’ve been trying to get updates but they’re not responding.
  • Crime committee being reworked, including crime groups. If have questions or issues – contact Patricia Hernandez

Treasurer’s Report

  • Starting balance: 2,253.63
  • No in/no out
    • Checks out for the masks, but have not been cashed.
  • Ending balance: 2,253.63


  • June 13 Spring Clean-Up at Budd Park
    • Bring brush, trash, bulky items
    • Volunteers provided with masks and gloves
  • Third Saturday of month food pantry at Covenant Memorial Baptist Church
    • 301 Van Brunt
  • June 2 – postponed April election. KC Board of Election site for ballot.
    • First responder funds.
    • In-person voting only
  • Indian Mound elections in July
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
    • Especially kids involved (evictions
    • Virtual community conversations –