We are finally starting to see some tangible help for the folks who daily put their lives on the line to help the rest of us shelter in place without facing hardship.
Check out this article for details.
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Starting in May, families with K-12 children who were eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch will see an extra $193.80 per month per eligible student added to their card. Families who do not currently have an EBT card will receive one in the mail by the first week of May.
If you know of anyone who's ignoring the importance of physical distancing, please have them watch this video. To read the full article, click here.
Here's the latest on what the CDC has to say on running essential errands:
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
Read more here.
At long last, the CDC has issued a recommendation that folks wear masks when they must leave their homes. Please do not confuse mask wearing with invulnerability. The mask is to protect others from germs you may not know you're spreading as well as to do a "better than nothing" job of protecting you from germs others spray. Staying at home is still the best protection against infection.
We're solidly in the "something is better than nothing" camp, so use what you can. Painter's mask? Great. Bandana? Fantastic. Scarf wrapped around your nose and mouth? (Hot, but again better than nothing.)
Want to sew your own mask? There are lots of patterns out there. Here's one from the New York Times. And here's a super simple no-sew mask.
Be well. And mask up.
Seniors who need extra support at this time can now sign up for assistance, including meal delivery, delivery of non-perishable food items, and daily wellness-check calls, through the MDHHS coronavirus website (click here).
In addition, Focus Hope delivers meals to home-bound low-income seniors 60 and older. Call 313-494-4600 8-4 Monday-Thursday & 8-12 Fridays to see if you qualify and to schedule delivery. They also offer drive-up service, please call if you're over 60.
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