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Human Service Planning & Response:
COVID-19

UPHS is actively monitoring key developments related to COVID-19 and its impact as community spread becomes imminent. We are in daily contact with members, our board of directors and public health officials in our community.

As a resource to individuals and businesses, we have created this webpage that will showcase local updates and information that can be of assistance to you and your employees.

If your agency has a resource that you would like us to add or share, please email us at amber@uphsfl.org.

COVID-19 Food Distribution Database

Service Delivery Limitations

The following UPHS Members have announced closures or service delivery limitations (if an agency is not listed they are either maintaining current operations or have yet to limit access to services):

<< Ability1st - has suspended all outreach activities however taking appointments virtually.  Additionally, staff is still delivering durable medical equipment or disposable medical supplies as needed
<< Alzheimer's Project has suspended facility respite in all counties until March 31st
<< American Red Cross - working remotely and seeking blood donation
<< Apalachee Center - Transitioning outpatient services to telemedicine
<< Big Bend Cares and Care Point Health & Wellness - Screening patients at door upon arrival; No walk-in's - Appointments only
<< Big Bend Homeless Coalition - No changes in core services of shelter and housing.  Volunteer staffed programming has been shut down indefinitely
<< Big Bend Hospice - Limiting visitors to their Dozier House to immediate family only and no out-of-town guests  
<< Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bigs and Littles are meeting virtually; offices are closed 
<< Brehon Family Services - NOT accepting new residents or allowing visitors for the next 2-8 weeks and home visitation staff will conduct all visits electronically or by phone
<< CareerSource Capital Region - Career Centers in Wakulla, Leon and Gadsden will be closed to the public starting Monday the 23rd and for 30 days. They will use telephone, video and web to communicate with new and current career seekers and businesses.  Additionally, all events; hiring fairs, round tables, forums, and veterans outreach are cancelled until further notice
<< Catholic Charities - Maintaining administration of financial assistance, but all clients interviews are done over the phone.  The Tallahassee Food Pantry, along with all of their other Food Pantries, are still operational on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30PM only.
<< CCYS - Emergency shelter and services available
<< Dream Builders Family Affair - After School Program closed until Leon County Schools reconvene
<< ECHO & Good News Outreach - Offering food assistance only
<< Elder Care Services - Elder Day Stay is CLOSED indefinitely
<< FL Veterans Foundation - Florida Veterans Foundation has an established program that supports veterans in need during an emergency and partners with the American Legion to help facilitate the application process.  To apply, click here.
<< Girls on the Run of the Big Bend - Programs suspended until Leon County Schools reconvene but providing home lessons for participants
<< Hang Tough Foundation - Support groups functioning virtually, and launching virtual tutoring to make sure their Heroes and Sidekicks successfully make it through the end of the school year 
<< Kearney Center is limiting its services to those clients utilizing overnight shelter only and is accepting NO new clients at this time.
<< Kids, Inc. - All centers are closed and working to provide services virtually.  Staff is working to meet needs of each child/family remotely
<< Lighthouse Big Bend - Providing services/trainings virtually
<< Legal Aid Foundation - No walk-in's and providing intake/counseling services by phone
<< Legal Services of North Florida - No walk-in's - Appointments Only
<< Living Stones International - No services at this time with the exception of Farm Share.  On Saturday, March 28th, the following distribution sites will be operating:
     - Shady Grove #1 (1478 Chaires Cross Road) from 8-11AM AND
     - Carter's Corner (3377 Jim Lee Road) from 10-11AM.
<< Neighborhood Medical Center - Screening patients at door upon arrival; No walk-in's - Appointments only
<< Refuge House - NOT accepting any new transitional housing individuals/families at this time.  Emergency Shelter is maintaining operations at this time.  Most non-residential client services will occur over the phone, via Skype, and FaceTime when available. Emergency shelters will operate in accordance with CDC guidelines. The 24/7 crisis hotline is available as always to assist with client needs.
<< Second Harvest of the Big Bend - Working with Leon County Schools to provide food at the following locations daily beginning March 23rd: Apalachee, Chaires, Fairview, Ft. Braden, Hartsfield, Nims, Oak Ridge, Pineview, Riley, Ruediger, Sabal Palm, Springwood, W.T. Moore and Woodville Elementary Schools
<< Special Olympics Leon - All programs cancelled until April 15th
<< Survive & Thrive Advocacy Center - Engaging with clients virtually.  Will be conducting a training on April 17th about the dangers to youth on social media in times of self-isolation
<< Turn About, Inc. will conduct all counseling sessions by telephone.

Agencies Limiting face-to-face interactions and/or Closed:
<< 2-1-1 Big Bend - No face-to-face interactions or outreach. Call center remains fully operational
<< Capital Area Community Action Agency - Closed to public until April 6th
<< Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition - Closed but working remotely through April 4th
<< Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement at FSU - Closed through April 15th
<< Children's Home Society - Closed until March 30th
<< Disability Rights Florida - Working remote and address needs virtually
<< Head Start - Closed until April 15th 
<< Literacy Volunteers of Leon County - Closed until Libraries reopen
<< PACE Center for Girls LEON - Closed until Leon County Schools reconvene but serving their girls' needs remotely
<< Tallahassee-Leon FCU - Lobby closed - drive through open
<< The Learning Pavilion - Closed March 18th through March 31st

Human Service Self-Reported Response Form

Thank you for being proactive in planning to mitigate you, your staff and your client's exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to access our member's self-reported list of service limitations and/or community spread mitigation plans in wake of COVID-19.
ACCESS RESPONSES HERE

COMMUNITY SPREAD MITIGATION STRATEGIES

The goals for using mitigation strategies in communities with local COVID-19 transmission are to slow the transmission of disease.

On 3/17/2020, the State of Florida and local public officials are strongly suggesting meetings in excess of 10 people be cancelled for the next 8 weeks.

LOCAL NEWS & COVID-19 SPECIFIC RESOURCES

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Bring the mission of the Red Cross into your home by caring for your loved ones. You may be experiencing a variety of feelings and thoughts during the current situation, and the Red Cross has the information you can use to cope with this evolving situation.
Helping Children Cope
Coronavirus: Safety and Readiness Tips for You 
Steps to Help Cope with Evolving Coronavirus Situation 
What You Should Do If Caring for Someone with Coronavirus 
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