In agreement with the CDC guidelines and in the best interest of our Mid-Cities Care Corps (MCCC) Clients and Volunteers, on March 13, 2020, MCCC cancelled the March Senior Social Event that was to be held on March 17, 2020. Since that time, the CDC issued the guidance above, further recommending the cancellation of events with attendance of more than 50 for the next 8 weeks. Therefore, MCCC has additionally cancelled the April Senior Social Event that was scheduled for April 14, 2020 and the quarterly Lunch and Learn that was scheduled for April 22, 2020. If further cancellations are warranted, we will provide updates accordingly.
CDC has set guidelines to help reduce the spread of the disease. Some of which include:
* Wash your hands often and thoroughly,
* Avoid close contact,
* Stay home if you are sick,
* Cover coughs and sneezes
How does that affect MCCC Volunteers that come in contact with MCCC Clients?
For Visiting Friends Volunteers, MCCC is recommending the following:
* If you are not comfortable visiting in person with your Client, don’t,
* You can stay in touch other ways, such as writing the Client a letter or postcard,
* You can call the Client instead,
* If you do choose to visit with a Client, follow the CDC guidelines for social contact, go to www.cdc.gov for further information
For Transportation Drivers, MCCC is recommending the following:
* If you are not comfortable driving a Client, don’t
* If you are driving a Client, follow the CDC guidelines for social contact, go to www.cdc.gov for further information
* Additionally, if you are driving a Client, you may choose to go back to your car to wait while the Client is in the doctor’s office, if you choose this option, inform the Client and provide the doctor’s receptionist with your cell number so they can call you when the Client is ready to leave
For Social Outreach Volunteers, MCCC has cancelled the March and April Social events, previously set for March 17, 2020 and April 14, 2020 respectively. We will keep you updated as things progress.
For Helping Hands Volunteers, MCCC is recommending the following:
* If you are not comfortable going to a Client’s home for repairs or other HH activities, don’t,
* If you do go to a Client’s home for repairs or other activities, follow the CDC guidelines for social contact, go to www.cdc.gov for further information
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the office. We value your input and suggestions and support of MCCC Clients. Together we will get through this time and move forward. Thank you for your support in this matter.