COVID – 19 Updates 4/25/20
COVID-19 Spiritual support for older adults over the phone
- COVID-19 Spiritual support for older adults over the phone
- Adults over 60 years old can call the Fairfax County Spiritual Support Team for support if they are feeling scared, overwhelmed, or in need of comfort. Call 703-324-5185, Monday-Friday between 10 am-6 pm. Calls are up to 30 minutes.
- Beware of COVID-19 scams, including shopping, mortgage relief, and personal loan scams. Read more here.
- Change the language by going to the top right, clicking on the white bar that says Select Language, and choosing your language.
- Community Services Board’s assistance from distance resources for mental health, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Parent Support Line to answer any questions that you may have about parenting (e.g., What is the best way to discipline my child?)
- (703) 324-7720. Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. Language interpretation is available.
- What residents of apartments and condos can do to limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Don’t crowd onto elevators. Consider only getting on with members of your own household, waiting for the next elevator, or taking the stairs.
- If you must leave your residence, practice social distancing. Try to stay at least six feet away from others.
- Limit your use of common spaces, like gyms, party rooms, laundry rooms, and pet relief areas. Stay at least 6 feet apart from residents and building staff.
- Wear a cloth face covering — especially since it may be difficult to stay six feet away from others in elevators, laundry rooms, or other common areas.
- Limit visitors to those who are providing essential services.
- If you are a building owner, read more about what you can do here.
- Change the webpage language by going to the top right, clicking on the white bar that says Select Language, and choosing your language.
- For folks who live in small apartments or have crowded households, these are just a few things that they can do to stay safer. Please visit the links below for more complete information.
- Only leave the house when absolutely necessary. If you must go out, have a family member who is not at higher risk go.
- If one is sick, provide separate a bathroom and bedroom. If this is not possible, separate them from others as much as possible, especially those who are at higher risk of getting severely ill.
- If they must share a room, open the window to circulate fresh air, keep a distance of 6 feet between beds, if possible, and sleep head to toe.
- If they must share the same bathroom, open outside doors, and windows before entering, use a ventilating fan to increase air circulation in the area, and wait as long as possible before entering the room to use or disinfect the bathroom.
- If you are sick, do not prepare food for others. Eat separately from the family.
**Please view DC Resources, VA Resources, and MD Resources tabs for further support**
Please also reach out to us or one of our members for further assistance. The basic relief assistance ANS will provide or coordinate the provision of will be to those most affected by this pandemic, particularly people who may find themselves alone during this difficult time.*
*We make particular mention to F1 visa status students – if you need assistance, please reach out to us!
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Where to get the COVID-19 test?
Enter your zip code to find out the nearest COVID-19 test site. (from the US HRSA.gov website)
–> Go to clinics instead of crowded large facilities; testing and treatments are free.
If confirmed, home isolation for 14 days, please will help stop the spreading of COVID-19.
Resources for Programs and Families
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/)
- Talking with children about COVID-19: (https://www.fcps.edu/blog/
- American Academy of Pediatrics (https://www.healthychildren.