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If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report them. Miller is in the business of feeding people.Accor Plans to Rehire All Staff, Reopen Hotels After Virus
In good times and in bad. Miller is founder of Icon Entertainment, which owns several downtown restaurants, bars and museums. As Miller started to think about ways he could help his employees, he heard about the food shortages at grocery stores. I get to pick up a meal tomorrow. It's scary for people to drive down Broadway and see every building shuttered. The company owns 15 restaurants in the Southeast and is offering the same assistance outside of Nashville.
Most YMCA employees in Middle Tennessee have been furloughed as a result of the closure of the local facilities for the foreseeable future.
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The YMCA is covering the cost of medical insurance coverage through at least May for all staff members who have health, dental and vision insurance through the Y. Workers also were paid full wages during the first two weeks of the facility closure.
The YMCA chaplain is providing regular spiritual support for the staff and the human resources department is helping employees navigate the unemployment process and pursue the economic stimulus package. Home Depot cut its operating hours due to the pandemic, but it's giving employees some assistance.
Part-time hourly employees will get an additional 40 hours. Employees may use the time to care for children who may not be in school because of the pandemic.
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Share This Story! Employers find ways to help employees during coronavirus pandemic From providing free meals to increasing pay, business owners are looking out for their employees.Community NPIs are policies and strategies, apart from pharmaceutical interventions such as vaccination and medical treatment delivery methods, that organizations and communities put into place to help slow the spread of illness during an infectious disease outbreak, such as pandemic flu.
Two of the most commonly used community NPIs include:. Annual flu vaccinations are the best way for people to prevent seasonal flu. However, if a new flu virus emerges that can rapidly spread from person to person worldwide, causing a flu pandemic, a vaccine may not be immediately available. This makes planning and working together even more important for a community.
The actions you take and plans you make today matter. To ensure the greatest impact, CDC recommends that communities and organizations incorporate a combination of personal, community, and environmental NPIs into their pandemic flu plans.
Community NPIs, like social distancing and closures, require careful planning and coordination. Public health professionals, planners, and leaders need to work together to help reduce the risk to their organizations and community from respiratory illnesses like pandemic flu. Recommendations include:. Visit Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza — United States, to learn more about how communities can plan for a flu pandemic. Visit other parts of this website to learn about specific ways that people can protect themselves and others from getting and spreading the flu at home, at school, at work, and at a gathering.
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School practices to promote social distancing in K schools: Review of influenza pandemic policies and practices. BMC Public Health. PLoS One. Reactive school closure during increased influenza-like illness ILI activity in western Kentucky, a field evaluation of effect on ILI incidence and economic and social consequences for families. Open Forum Infect Diseases.The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.
Previous outbreaks have demonstrated that when health systems are overwhelmed, mortality from vaccine-preventable and other treatable conditions can also increase dramatically.
To help countries navigate through these challenges, the World Health Organization WHO has updated operational planning guidelines in balancing the demands of responding directly to COVID while maintaining essential health service delivery, and mitigating the risk of system collapse. This includes a set of targeted immediate actions that countries should consider at national, regional, and local level to reorganize and maintain access to high-quality essential health services for all.
Countries should identify essential services that will be prioritized in their efforts to maintain continuity of service delivery and make strategic shifts to ensure that increasingly limited resources provide maximum benefit for the population. They also need to comply with the highest standard in precautions, especially in hygiene practices, and the provision of adequate supplies including personal protective equipment This requires robust planning and coordinated actions between governments and health facilities and their managers.
Some examples of essential services include: routine vaccination; reproductive health services including care during pregnancy and childbirth; care of young infants and older adults; management of mental health conditions as well as noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases like HIV, malaria and TB; critical inpatient therapies; management of emergency health conditions; auxiliary services like basic diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and blood bank services, among others.
Well-organized and prepared health systems can continue to provide equitable access to essential service delivery throughout an emergency, limiting direct mortality and avoiding increased indirect mortality.
The guidelines stress the importance of keeping up-to-date information. This will help ensure that people continue to seek care when appropriate, and adhere to public health advice. Parpia, A. Emerging infectious diseases, 22 3 Elston, J. The health impact of the —15 Ebola outbreak.
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Here's how to help your neighbors in Anderson during the coronavirus outbreak
Please be polite. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report them. The coronavirus has impacted people throughout our community, and as we've come to expect here, people are reaching out to help their neighbors in need.
Below are some organizations that have asked for help and some suggestions for how you can lend a hand. If you'd like to submit an item for this list, please email news independentmail.
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AnMed Health is asking companies to donate N masks and face shields as they face a continuing shortage, according to a statement from the health care provider.
Anyone willing to donate or sell the items can call Nancy Duffy, Director of Supply Chain at Annie Presgraves, 10, wanted to help without leaving her home, her dad has health problems and they've been self-isolating for more than 10 days.
Annie, a student at Montessori School of Anderson, is used to doing weekly acts of community service. But cooped up inside she couldn't. She decided to try to raise money to give restaurant gift cards to Anderson School District 5 bus drivers and food workers. The gift cards will be for local restaurants, which will help the school workers as well as food and beverage workers, said Jenny White Presgraves, Annie's mother. The donations and gift cards are being handled through Hyuandi of Anderson, which can be reached at Share This Story!
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ET March 20, Updated a.WWLP — The coronavirus crisis is proving to be a major challenge for agencies that support the homeless. Local organizations like the Springfield Rescue Mission are calling on the city and state for more funding and support to help them serve the homeless. The rapidly spreading coronavirus is making life even harder for the homeless.
The virus has people practicing self-isolation at home and social distancing. But the Springfield Rescue Mission continues to serve the homeless, by providing meals and necessary supplies. The Springfield Rescue Mission has been serving the local homeless population for the last years. They told 22News, this coronavirus crisis has been a huge challenge but they have been strategizing new ways to get them the help they need.
We want to have a safe environment. Many of the homeless they assist are staying positive, despite the concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Skip to content Closings and Delays Closings and Delays. More Digital First. More State Police Overtime Investigation. Traffic volumes fall sharply across state checkpoints. More Coronavirus.As citizens, it is our responsibility to stay informed while also adhering to any shelter in place directives and practicing the social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
But, aside from ensuring your own safety, there are actions you can take to help those who are most vulnerable right now.
People are under an unusual amount of stress during this time. The CDC notes that people could be experiencing sleeplessness, trouble concentrating, or worsening chronic health conditions just from the amount of pressure they feel about the virus.
Lack of resources, income, and uncertainty about the future certainly doesn't help. Take a look at some of the options below for safe, healthy ways you can support your community.
You can do many of these things—such as donating to organizations that help low-income folks—without even having to leave your house. While the American Red Cross has been able to meet immediate needs, the organization is still encouraging people to keep donating in order to ensure a consistent supply throughout the pandemic. However, the Red Cross is also now looking for people who have fully recovered from COVID to donate plasma to help current patients.
Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, is accepting donations in order to help give food to those who need it most, including children who usually get healthy meals from schools that are now closed. You can donate here or use this directory to look for local food banks and soup kitchens in your area. Blessings in a Backpack and No Kid Hungry are also working to feed children who are out of school.
You can also consider giving to organizations like Meals on Wheelswhich helps deliver food to seniors who may be self-isolating in order to stay healthy. The World Central Kitchen is delivering meals and feeding frontline workers.
Baby2Baby, a non-profit that gives basic necessities to children living in poverty, has also asked for donations. If you'd rather, you can even purchase supplies for Baby2Baby to distribute on its Amazon page. Additionally, Charity Navigator has put together a list of trustworthy organizationsif you're looking for other places to donate. Local businesses are struggling to stay afloat as non-essential workers have been ordered to stay at home.
One way to help is to purchase a gift card to your favorite local restaurant or coffee shop with plans to use it in the future, or see if a spot sells any merchandise you can buy.
Many local businesses have also set up funds for their employees, if you'd like to donate more directly. Other small things you can do: If you had tickets to a show at a non-profit theater that got cancelled, consider donating the money you were refunded.
If you're in need of books during your self-isolation, purchase from an independent bookstore that's offering no-contact delivery. If you need to go to a grocery store, try visiting your local Asian market, which might have less customers due to racism surrounding the virus.
Bonus: you get to support local businesses that may be dealing w racist ripple effects of coronavirus fears. And if you have to cancel an appointment with someone who relies on in-person services a house cleaner, a nanny, etc. The National Domestic Workers Alliance has also created a care fund to provide assistance to home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners.
There's even an emergency relief GoFundMe for sex workers in New York City to assist those who are seeing a decreasing in work due to the virus. As news around the virus continues to unfold, reach out to anyone in your life who might be at high risk, whether they are elderly or immunocompromised, to see if you can safely pick up food or medicine for them or help them schedule a delivery online.As the saying goes, there are four more pointing right back toward you.
The biggest thing is to heed the pleas to stay at home as much as you can, do not gather in large crowds and keep washing those hands. We do have many, many of our small, local businesses that are truly suffering right now.
Support them as much as you can. I will say, I have been inspired by some of the stories I have heard, the good deeds being spread from one to another. Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say.
Wow, how needed are these words nowadays? So, ask yourself, what can I do during this time to help? Pay your hairdresser without going to get your hair cut. Buy a meal from a locally-owned restaurant to be delivered to healthcare workers. Enjoy this time with your family, be kind and considerate to others and by all means, be smart.
I know our communities are full of what I like to call, good folks. We will get through this. Copyright WALB. All rights reserved.