Program Updates In Response to Coronavirus
Our office locations in Cullman, Decatur, and Moulton are CLOSED to the public.
The Partnership is working daily to stay up to date on the COVID-19 outbreak. Our programs are taking steps to ensure our families, customers, and staff stay safe while still providing services when and where possible. Each Partnership program will follow guidelines as dictated by local, state, and federal officials. Please check this page often for the latest programmatic information.
All schools in Alabama closed beginning Thursday, March 19. Our classrooms follow the school systems where they are located and will re-open when directed by the state and local authorities.
We have provided Education Resources to help with supporting children’s learning during this challenging time. Click the Education Resources button to access the list.
Children’s Services staff are committed to taking applications for the 2020-21 program year even while our classroom sites are closed.
Click the Apply Here button for contact information and instructions on how to apply for the program online.
Housing Counseling & Financial Capabilities.
Housing Counseling sessions will be conducted via telephone, face time or skype until further notice. If you are concerned about your housing needs or budgeting limited money please contact us at 256-260-3108. Please leave a message and we will return calls in order asap.
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) services are currently suspended for the health and safety of all volunteers. Plans to resume services will follow the direction of the school systems where the services are provided.
The April in-service event is canceled. Training materials will be sent to all volunteers.
Meals on Wheels & More
Effective Monday, March 30th:
After March 30th, meal delivery will occur each Wednesday ONLY. Recipients will receive prepackaged boxes of non-perishable food items delivered to their doors with limited personal contact.
For a pre-recorded message with program updates, call the Meals on Wheels & More kitchen at 256-351-6850.
All DOE and LIWAP Weatherization work is scheduled to end Tuesday, March 31st. Contractors and inspectors are finalizing plans to finish jobs already begun. Jobs that have not begun will be on hold until the clearance to proceed has been given.
For those needing an application call 256-260-3116 and leave a message.
This animation from the CDC provides tips for what to do when visiting friends and family with higher risk for severe illness.
Video Stories About Covid-19
Alabama Department of Public Health Hotline
The Alabama Department of Public Health has set up a hotline for people who are concerned about whether they need to be tested and where testing is available.
The testing hotline is 1-888-264-2256 (888-264-CALM).
Photo credit: CNN
The Alabama Department of Public Health has created a new source for COVID-19 information. There is now a statewide general information hotline and email address to answer questions. This is separate from the testing hotline.
The toll-free hotline is 800-270-7268. Telephone calls are answered from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.
The COVID-19 general information email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Awareness from Public Health Authorities
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies to provide guidance regarding COVID-19. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19, the public is urged to continue practicing social distancing and other precautionary measures.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have established steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community follow the steps outlined in a one-page printable handout HERE.
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information about Coronavirus across the globe. From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands.
MORE COVID-19 RESOURCES
ArmchairMoCo – How to Have Fun in Morgan County While Social Distancing
COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families – ENGLISH
Hoja informativa de COVID-19 para familias lideradas por abuelos y otros parientes
(“grandfamilies”) y familias multigeneracionales – ESPAÑOL