What You Can Do (Checked 5/24/20 @ 3 pm)
STAY AT HOME
- How to Protect Yourself & Others - CDC information on handwashing, avoiding close contact, covering your mouth and nose with cloth cover around others, covering coughs/sneezes, etc.
Sometimes you have to go out for necessities or to get some fresh air and exercise. Here are tips for being safe and keeping others safe when you have to go out.
- Stillwater Medical Center - Info on social distancing
- Using Cloth Masks & Face Coverings - The CDC has recently recommended that people wear cloth masks when in public because recent studies have shown that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms. Learn more here.
- National Recreation & Parks Association - Tips for being careful when out in parks and on trails.
GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED
- If you do volunteer, be safe. The Red Cross gives tips.
- Communities Foundation for Oklahoma - COVID-19 disaster relief fund
- Oklahoma Red Cross - Donate blood and ask about other volunteer opportunities
- Our Daily Bread - Donate to your local food bank
- CREOKS - Help fund tablets to connect people to health services, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate a working tablet/iPad
- Volunteer to be a counselor for the Crisis Text Line.
- Reach out to local nonprofits to see how you can best help them.
- Purchase Gift Cards - Even if you can't go out now, you can purchase now for use in later months
- Buy Local - Do your favorite stores have an online shop? Are they taking online orders for pick-up? Many stores have expanded their online presences and many are taking phone orders for curbside delivery.
- The City of Stillwater needs masks for essential city employees. Patterns and details available here.
- Stillwater Medical Center is also asking for donations of masks, nitrile gloves, eye protection, impermeable gowns, touch-less thermometers, hand sanitizer, and bleach or disinfectant wipes and hats.
- Over the next three months, the U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing an online survey to measure how the coronavirus pandemic is upending life for households and small businesses in the U.S. Read more here.
- Your response could help policymakers figure out how best to get through the crisis and better understand its impact on employment, education, health, food, and housing security.
- Don't forget to complete the 2020 Census! It helps distribute funds for years to come in our community. Fill it out online, call 844-330-2020, or text "Respond Now" to 313131 for a link and language help
- Learn more about why the census is important.