ADRC Response - Coronavirus Emergency

We care about your health.

Our customers and the volunteers and staff who serve them are our utmost concern.  We will monitor this situation daily.  We are working with Brown County Public Health and following CDC guidelines.

The ADRC as a resource center is all about being prepared and getting the most reliable information to you.  Our staff continue to be available by phone to answer your questions and connect you to services.  See below advice from the CDC on how you can protect yourself.  Brown County Health Department www.stayhealthybc.com webpage also has helpful information.

Let’s Reduce the Risk Together

We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Due to the circumstances, we feel we must take action to reduce the risk for our customers and staff.

Together we can impact the spread of the virus for everyone in our community.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

ADRC Alters Program Operations Mon 3/16 – Thu 4/30.

Social and Educational Programs

All activities and classes are cancelled through April 30, 2020.

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

The Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closets at the ADRC and Options for Independent Living are closed for lending and receiving equipment through April 30, 2020.

ADRC does not have hospital grade sanitization equipment to assure safety.

We will not be accepting donated items nor lending out our current inventory.

Staff will provide information on other safe alternatives over the phone.

Exploring Services Available - Phone & Email

We are available to take your calls!

Access to community resources, long term care and public benefits are a priority of ADRC.

As we continue to provide these important services, protection of our customers and staff are of utmost importance. We encourage phone calls (920) 448-4300 and email bc.adrc@browncountywi.gov.

 

Group/Congregate Dining Sites

There is no congregate (in-house) seating at ADRC, 300 S. Adams location. We instead are offering meal pick-up as an alternative option.

Please call (920) 448-4303, one weekday in advance before 11 am for pick up.

Seniors staying at home during this time are encouraged to contact the ADRC at 920-448-4300 to talk about food options. 

We will continue our congregate dining programs in contained locations: Mason Manor, Fort Howard Apartments, Curative Connections. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

Homebound Meal (HBM) Delivery

We will continue HBM’s, working to increase our capacity. Volunteers reporting for duty will be screened using the CDC COVID-19 screening tool.

We practice ServSafe® packaging guidelines including handwashing and glove use in all food service programs.

Families will be offered a pickup option should they be concerned about home delivery.

Current homebound meals customers will receive information in their meal bags.

Download the most recent notice here: Homebound Meals Notice to Partcipants and Families 3.13.2020

Call the ADRC 920-448-4300 for information about other food options.

Grounded Café on-line order for pick-up or Eat Street delivery

We will be accepting on-line ordering with carry out and Eat Street delivery only.  Suspending in-restaurant dining.  Go to groundedcafegb.org to order.

We diligently practice ServSafe® guidelines.

Looking for more resources? See Temporary Food Resources-COVID19 Emergency.

Food Resources

Food Delivery & Pick-up

List of food delivery services from restaurants and grocery stores.  Grocery stores offering on-line ordering with at store pick-up.

Meals Heat & Eat Delivery

Lists of services offering meal prep and delivery.  Order meals for weekly delivery. 

Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency

List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency.  Includes school age free meal locations.

Stop the Spread of Germs

Help prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Especially before eating, after using the bathroom, sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid sharing items, i.e.: dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

CDC Recommendations

for High Risk Groups

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease are at higher risk for a more serious COVID-19 illness. The CDC recommends that if you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • Assure you have adequate supplies and food should you need to self-quarantine for 2 weeks or longer.

  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others. Social Distancing of 6 feet or better is recommended.

  • When you go out in public, stay away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.

  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.

  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to reduce further your risk of being exposed.

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC)

Watch for Symptoms

Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including,

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • And shortness of breath

If you feel like you are developing symptoms, stay home.  Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.  This will help them take care of you and keep others from getting infected or exposed.

Information from the CDC.

 

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