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Austin-Travis County is Now in Stage 3
Austin Public Health (APH) has published a color-coded chart to help residents of Austin-Travis County understand the stages of risk and provide recommendations on what people should do to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APH is currently exploring the most effective indicators to help determine the level of risk in the local community. Provisional triggers are being modeled based on the number of hospitalizations because of their general correlation with numbers of cases, use of ventilators, deaths, and availability of effective treatment and vaccination.
Basic Needs: Living Well at Home
Wheatsville Co-op is offering "order online and curbside pickup".
If you're getting groceries from Randall's and you use one of their "Remarkable Cards", Capital City Village could use your help. Would you sign up for their Good Neighbor Program and designate CCV as your charity. That way some percentage of your spending will go to help Village members. Our charity number is GNP13219.
Walgreens is offering free prescription delivery from your local store in 1-2 business days.
CVS is offering free prescription delivery in 1-2 business days or same-day delivery through Shipt.
38th Street Pharmacy
Offers free delivery for prescriptions to patients in the Austin area.
Safety and Security: Living Well at Home
Thanks to Tito's Handmade Vodka, Capital City Village has received a donation of 240 bottles of hand cleanser that is being distributed to members and volunteers. Additionally, four one-gallon bottles were donated for event use when it is safe for CCV to resume in-person gatherings.
The Stay Home – Work Safe Order initially issued March 24, 2020 has been extended through December 15, 2020. The Order requires residents to stay at home, except for essential activities, essential businesses, and reopened businesses to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the Order requires the public to wear fabric face coverings when conducting essential activities or work.
All open businesses must comply with physical distancing and face covering requirements.
Through our membership in the Village to Village Network, iamfine is offering free daily phone check-ins.
(These are information packets that EMS personnel can locate if they have to come into your home. They are usually stored in the freezer.)
From our partners at Frost Bank:
Recently, fraudsters have begun using the COVID-19 pandemic as a ruse to coerce consumers into giving out account access credentials, sending money to fake organizations or infecting their mobile or desktop devices with a virus. Some of these scams include, but are not limited to:
As a reminder, most providers you do business with will never call, email or text you to request banking account information, account access credentials, debit card numbers or your Social Security number. Only you should know your account access credentials.
If you have received a suspicious call, believe you have provided your account access credentials to a fraudster or if you have any questions, call your banking institution.
Psychological and Social Needs: Living Well at Home
Ready for a good conversation?
There's an organization called "Big and Mini" where older people can have phone conversations with younger people. It's a good cure for loneliness for all concerned.
Also, from high school students in Calgary: By dialing 1-877-JOY-4ALL (1-877-569-4255), callers can hear pre-recorded, continuously updated jokes, poems and messages of positivity especially created with the elderly and isolated in mind.