Family Bridges Responds to COVID-19/Coronavirus

Family Bridges Responds to COVID-19/Coronavirus

Family Bridges is monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and enact prevention and preparedness measures in accordance with the latest guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO). We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our program participants, volunteers, employees and affiliates. As a safety precaution and in keeping with the recommendations of the Center for Disease control and the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Family Bridges has cancelled all face-to-face workshops through April 12, 2020.

We are working to find creative solutions to provide these important programs, while adhering to DPH guidelines. Some workshops are being rescheduled, others are being presented online or by conference call. Family Bridges will be in communication with workshop participants on an individual basis as soon as possible.

Our commitment to the community is one of our key values at Family Bridges. We know this will be a difficult time for many but it is an opportunity to care for one another. Remember that social distancing does not mean disconnection. Reach out to those around you and be kind to one another.

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Tips Regarding Coronavirus

For the most accurate and updated information on COVID19 in the US, visit the CDC website

Who is at higher risk?

Older adults 65+ and people with serious chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease.

Take Actions to reduce your risk of getting sick:

Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others, and avoid crowds.

Have Supplies on hand:

Ensure you have enough refills of your medications on hand (consider using mail-order- most insurers have this option). Have enough household items and groceries on hand so you can be prepared to stay home.

Take Everyday Precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs
  • Avoid nonessential travel

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social or commercial networks.

Have a plan for if you get sick:

Consult with your health care provider.

What to do if you get sick:

Stay home and call your doctor.

*Adapted from the CDC Website