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updated March 27, 2020

Resource info on: good hygiene practices to prevent illnesses, how to navigate education needs while school is out, school lunch pick sites, guidance for businesses, caregivers and more.  Click below

 

CONCRETE SUPPORTS: Healthy tips, learning activities & care giver resource links in response to the novel COVID 19 virus situation




RESOURCE: Small Business Administration Extends Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)



SCHEDULE CHANGES: Cabell County, Meetings, Services



RESOURCE: SNAP Application Assistance Available Over the phone by Catholic Charities WV



ADVOCACY: WV Attorney letter to landlords – can not evict tenants during the coronavirus epidemic


updated March 24, 2020 – United Way of the River Cities COVID 19 resource page

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RESOURCE: United Way of the River Cities announces new COVID-19 recovery and relief fund

 

updated March 24, 2020 – United Way of the River Cities COVID 19 resource page

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RESOURCE: United Way of the River Cities Covid 19 response page, 2-1-1, and resource links

 

 

Open United Way links and scroll all the way through the post to see all resource links.  The ones list in this posted are for Cabell County but United Way of the River Cities website also has information for Wayne, Lincoln, Mason Counties in WV and Lawerence County Ohio.



March 20, 2020

Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fpreparing-individuals-communities.html

MYTH BUSTERS ABOUT COVID 19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fshare-facts.html

CLICK to download the PDF of the handout

CDC Covid 19 share-facts handout

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For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease 2019 situation summary page.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public:

Myth busters

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

 

Beware of criminals pretending to be World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security

SOURCE: World Health Organization

 


March 17, 2020

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) More at Whitehouse.gov.

 

CLICK to download the PDF announcment

White House coronavirus guidance to slow the spread 3-16-2020

 


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Info on What you need to know, What to do if you think you are sick,  Resources for the Community, Summary of Cases in the United States

SOURCE:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Get Your Home Ready – This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

CLICK below to read…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fget-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html 

 

Checklist for Individuals and Families

As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community. Use this checklist to help you take steps to plan and protect the health of you and your family.

CLICK below to read…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/checklist-household-ready.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fchecklist-household-ready.html

Clean & Disinfect – Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

CLICK below to read…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html

 

When and How to Wash Your Hands – Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

CLICK below to read…

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

COVID-19 Readiness Resources


NEWS: Inspector General Warns Public About New Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam 3-20-2020

 

 

Please share the attached news release concerning Social Security Field Office update.

March 18, 2020 updated

Please share this critical message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.

 

Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service ** Online Services Remain Available **

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  However, we are still able to provide critical services.

Our secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov.  Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone.  We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service.

CLICK PDF below to find the steps to follow if you need help from Social Security

SSA office hours COVID – 19 press release 3-17-2020

SOURCE: Kimberly Stephens, Public Affairs Specialist, 301 9th Street, Third Floor, Huntington, WV 25701, Phone: (866)894-8525 ext 19820, Fax: (304)529-5596, Kimberly.Stephens@ssa.gov

With you through life’s journey…create your online account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount       

 


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Federal, state, and local governments are working to respond to the growing public health threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19. As communities across the country are dealing with an increase in the number of reported cases, many areas may be impacted by the temporary closure of businesses, schools, and other public facilities or events, and in some cases, quarantines. While these actions are necessary steps to help reduce exposures, it may bring financial uncertainty for many people who could experience a loss of income due to illness or workplace closures.

As you plan for the potential impact of the coronavirus, there are a number of steps that you can take to help protect yourself or a loved one financially, both in the short and long term. Whether you experience a loss of income, or are targeted by a scammer, we have resources to help you stay protected.

Protecting your finances during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Federal, state, and local governments are working to respond to the growing public health threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19. The CFPB and other financial regulators have encouraged financial institutions to work with their customers to meet their community needs.

Additionally, the CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances during this difficult time as the situation evolves.

CLICK below to find out more…

SOURCE: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=corona


Pallottine Foundation of Huntington

During this time of uncertainty, the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington wants you to know that we are here as a community resource and partner as we work together through the challenges of COVID-19. As of now, there are no confirmed cases in West Virginia, but we all know that is likely to change. Even with no active cases, the day-to-day life of our communities is being impacted. Schools closed, parents working from home, limited day care, and restricted access to our seniors are just a few examples of our current challenges.

Being a source of information is one way we can help. Today, and in the days ahead, please know that we will be sending COVID-19 related links that may be helpful to you, your team, and Board members. Also, we will be happy to share any information you have with other organizations. Hopefully, the links below will be useful to you.

https://wvpress.org/breaking-news/coronavirus-update-w-va-department-of-education-working-with-counties-to-open-500-meal-sites-during-school-closures/

https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

https://wvpress.org/breaking-news/coronavirus-update-w-va-directors-of-senior-community-services-offer-information-regarding-meals-and-services-during-the-covid-19-national-state-of-emergency-2/

https://wvpress.org/breaking-news/coronavirus-update-philanthropy-wv-opens-resource-page-to-assist-non-profits/


Senior & Community Services update

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Directors of Senior & Community Services offer information regarding meals and services during the COVID-19 National State of Emergency

Local Contact:

Cabell County Community Services Organization, Inc.
724 10th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Telephone: 304-529-4952
Fax: 304-525-2061
Email: cholley@cccso.com
Website: www.cccso.com
Charles Holley, Director


WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources:

March 20, 2020 updated

COVID-19 Local Health WV RESOURCES

INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES

Travel-Associated Patient Monitoring

SOURCE: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/health-dept.aspx

March 16, 2020 Testing Criteria Explained for West Virginia

3/16/2020

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is working to ensure that the public and medical providers understand the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing criteria and the fact that supplies for such are not unlimited. Currently, COVID-19 testing is used in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  CLICK below to read more…

https://dhhr.wv.gov/News/2020/Pages/COVID-19-Testing-Criteria-Explained-for-West-Virginia.aspx

  • For a map of the number of cases, recoveries, deathes, and other details in WV and worldwide go to the website.

https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx?link_id=1&can_id=6fa759f882cd8451a6099468a7b6f93a&source=email-staying-connected-during-covid-19&email_referrer=email_751678&email_subject=staying-connected-during-covid-19

*NOTE: Now that COVID-19 testing is expanded and available through commercial laboratories and some hospitals, DHHR is only reporting those tests that have been processed through its state public health lab. All positive results obtained by commercial laboratories are reportable to DHHR and are included in the positive case counts.

 

  • An information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 has been established. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19 and the risk to the public.
  • A daily update is posted by DHHR regarding the number of cases of COVID-19 at www.coronavirus.wv.gov. For additional information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

Contact Information

WV DHHR Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or 304-558-7899

 


March 13, 2020 National Info

Center for Disease Control: This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Background – CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For specific information on the clincial details about the virus, number of cases, and guidance please follow the CDC website.

SOURCE:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties.

SOURCE: https://www.nctsn.org/

Download the PDF of the information pictured below

COVID 19 outbreak factsheet NCTSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES: Ways to stay healthy and prepared during the novel COVID 19 virus situation