COVID-19

COVID-19

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID-19

8th Street is closely monitoring updates related to the growing concern of COVID-19, and we are responding accordingly. We take the threat of the COVID-19 virus very seriously and are working to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, staff, sponsors, and visitors.

Current COVID-19 conditions are considered Phase III. The team working and volunteers visiting are still encouraged to wear masks unless there is a 6 ft distance and required to wear a mask when giving medication and in close proximity to residents.  Residents with symptoms (sniffles, coughing) are to wear a mask and report to the Wellness Supervisor. 

 

We are aggressively putting measures in place following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s strategies to prevent the spread of the virus in long-term care facilities.

 

Care facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals in the State of Alabama are taking precautions, and while we do not fall into any of these groups on paper, we still consider it our duty to treat our residents with the same level of care and concern. Our homes have many residents and staff members who are vulnerable to this and other respiratory illnesses. Just as we take flu season seriously in the 8th Street Community, we are doing all that we can as per long-term care facility regulations to keep our home safe.​

As expenses rise due to this crisis, we need your help now more than ever. Click here to see how you can help. 

Phase III Guidelines

  • Based on CDC Guidelines, the Wellness Supervisor will approve return to work and programs for residents.

  • The House Manager will be responsible for ensuring the resident have their supplies for work and sanitation.

  • Upon returning from a program or job, residents will be required to wash their hands and, in some cases, change their clothes.

  • Internal program activities and outings resume

  • Supporters are encouraged to help prepare and cook meals and visit with residents. 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE

8TH STREET COMMUNITY?

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We ask that you please wear a mask when visiting our home or supported locations.​

We are still accepting donations on-site at our homes, and need them now more than ever! Basic needs such as garbage bags, pantry items (oatmeal, pancake mix, etc.) & cleaning supplies are in big demand. 

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Groups are encouraged to continue to prepare food in disposable containers and deliver them to the site in which you planned to serve. Donation delivery sites are set up at 305 8th Street at the 2nd Avenue entrance and the front door at Nora’s House (312 8th Street). ​

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