Family Promise of Gainesville News
Coronavirus response March 17, 2020:
Family Promise is dedicated to providing safe environments for guest families, volunteers and staff. The safety of our volunteers is also a primary concern. In response to coronavirus concern, Family Promise has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Alachua County Health Department, to develop this pandemic prevention plan.
What we have done so far (as of March 17, 2020)
Much more closely monitored anyone exhibiting any sign of sickness, and been in close contact with local health officials and our Continuum of Care.
Asked all families to practice good hygiene and hand washing, and talked about social distancing strategies.
Conducted more rigorous disinfectant and cleaning policies at the day center on a daily basis.
Identified hotel units for the time period between March 22 and April 13, and secured funding (beyond our budget) from two sources. We invite the public to donate, as we need your support now more than ever.
Created a SignUp Genius to provide food, AND negotiated that Grace Marketplace provide 1 brown bag meal per day for our families for the time frame noted in item #4 above.
Updated our website with a new Amazon wishlist, posted notice to key coordinators and on social media outlets requesting help with meals, and Publix gift cards for families.
National News: Family Promise nationally on the Today Show March 2019
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