CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN BIGFOOT COUNTRY

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN BIGFOOT COUNTRY

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN BIGFOOT COUNTRY

From Penn Highlands Healthcare:

How you can help? Donate to area blood mobiles. Practice Social distancing. Wash your hand frequently. Stay Calm.

Symptoms of COVID 19 include: cough, fever, difficulty breathing and runny nose. If you experience these, contact your primary physician first. They will determine if you need to get tested (not everyone gets tested). There is no known cure or vaccination. Shelter in place unless your breathing is so difficult and after consulting with your doctor you may be told to go to the hospital. If you don’t have a family physician call the referral line 814.375.6644 8am-8pm

Hospital needs supplies donated by Community members. Items include: N95 respirator masks (these must be N95), face masks, surgical masks, exam gloves, isolation gowns, head covers, shoe covers and Sani-Cloth wipes. Contact  Alycia Scott at 814-375-3391 or e-mail: acscott@phhealthcare.org

Student breakfast/lunches available for pick up for children 18 and under (must be in vehicle) 

Brookville – Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11:30am-1pm.  At the Brookville Jr/Sr High School. Children 18 & under must be present in vehicle

Clarion Limestone – 11am-12:30pm Mondays & Thursdays only at CL High School in Strattanville

DuBois Area – 11am-1pm at the DuBois High School and CJ Johnson in Reynoldsville Monday through Friday.

Forest Area: 11:30am-1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday at East Forest School in Marienville, Farm Fresh Foods Lot in Tionesta and Endeavor Community Center. 

Clearfield Area Schools have ten pickup locations in Clearfield, Bigler, Woodland, and Frenchville. See the full list of locations here.

American Red Cross Bloodmobiles:

Tuesday, April 7th  1-5:30pm  at Brockwayville Depot in Brockway

Friday, April 10th  Noon to 5pm   DuBois CMA Church on South Main Street in DuBois

Monday April 13th  1-5:30pm Parkside Community Center in DuBois

Monday, April 13th  12:30 to 5:30pm  Curwensville United Methodist Church

Friday, April 17  10am-4pm at Curwensville Community Center

Tuesday, April 21st  1 to 7pm at  Big Run War Memorial 

Friday, April 24 from 11am-6pm in  McCalmont Township Fire Company in   Anita

Friday, April 24 from Noon to 6 at   DuBois YMCA

Appointments are preferred BUT WALK INS NOW WELCOME as well. Call 1-800-redcross, or go to  to www.redcrossblood.org 

Community Blood Banks will be held at:

-Tuesday, April 7th at Treasure Lake Church in DuBois from 1 to 7pm.

 Please do not just walk in – schedule your appointment by calling 716-450-0376.  Community Blood Bank is also taking extra precautionary measures to make sure the blood is collected safely  and in a controlled environment. To schedule you appointment – call 716-450-037 or get more info at four hearts dot org

COMMUNITY INFO:

Clearfield County RECYCLING – the Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority is asking that you stop using the county Recycling Drop offs immediately. Store your recyclables at this time till it is safe to recycle again. 

UNITED WAY and Family Wize are committed to connecting residents to prescription savings during this critical time. No card is required so you can call in your prescription to your local pharmacy and provide the info off the card. – the card lowers your prescription price by an average of 45%. Get a card by calling 1-800-222-2818 or ask your local participating pharmacy. 

FOOD PANTRY INFO – (3.29.20) USDA approved the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s request to operate a Disaster Household Distribution program. This program will allow food banks to provide vital food assistance to all Pennsylvanians who are experiencing significant economic challenges due to the spread of COVID-19 by reducing administrative hurdles they would otherwise face. DuBois Area Food Pantry will be open for DRIVE THROUGH ONLY Thurs. April 9th 8:30am-11:30am

PennDOT info: (3.29.20) PennDOT has extended the expiration date  for driver licenses, ID cards, learner’s permits, vehicle registrations and more. Deadline is now extended through May 31, 2020 for anything set to expire between now and April 30th. More info at dmv.pa.gov

Making Masks for area hospitals and nursing homes– Joanne Crafts at the DuBois Mall has kits to make masks for medical professionals – all the material is donated, you just have to be able to sew them- they come in packs of ten masks with instructions.  Stop in and pick them up-and when you’ve made them, drop them back off at Joanne’s! They’ll get them to the hospitals and nursing homes that need them. Open Thursday through Monday 10 to 5. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

-CANCELLED (as of 4.3.2020) –DuBois Nursing Home and DuBois Village are offering “Window Visits” – a chance to safely sit and talk to your loved ones there without contact and without exposing anyone to the Coronavirus.  All Window Visits must be scheduled in advance. For the DuBois Nursing Home call Bona  at 375-9100.  For DuBois Village, call Paula at 375-5483.

-Jefferson County Courthouse is operating by appointment only. Jefferson County jail, Emergency Management and Conservation District  is closed to all outside access. More info go to jefferson county pa dot com

-Small Business Owners If you have questions on the Coronavirus, North Central Pennsylvania Regional and Planning Commission has compiled at resource list of all of the latest information from the US Government, Gov. Wolf, business loans, unemployment, health , county news and so much more. Just log onto North Centrals web site at www.ncentral.com. North Central is updating their sitedaily so you have the information you need in one click and from a secure source.

-Clearfield County’s April 25th Electronics Recycling &  HHW Event has been CANCELLED due to COVID 19 Please store your materials at home for now. It will be rescheduled when possible. Any questions call the Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority office at (814) 765-5149.

-Governor Wolf Granted Extension to “License to Carry Firearm Permits” today (4/2/20) – Permits that expired March 19th or later have been extended to May 30th since some county courthouses & sheriff’s offices are closed. More info at psp.pa.gov

-Penn State DuBois wants area business to know that community resources are available on their website. Go to  dubois.psu.edu – and then click on Launchbox for more info.

Public Service Announcements:

Local non-profit SOUL PLATTER CAFE in downtown DuBois is offering take out meals from 11am till 1pm Monday through Friday. The cost is their traditional “Pay what you can”. Place your order through facebook or call 371-2782

-Columbia Fire Co in Osceola Mills is doing a TAKE OUT/DRIVE THRU Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday April 3rd & 9th from 4 to 6:30pm.  $11 adults/ $8 children. . 

Corsica Volunteer Fire Company will have a Take Out Friday Fish Dinner  April 3rd & April 10th 4pm till SOLD OUT – $9 adults/ $5 children 10 and under. 

-The Brockway Schools and Community Education Foundation Showcase Gala and Annual Fundraiser, originally scheduled for April 25 @ Failte Acres, Brockway is POSTPONED until further notice.

-CANCELLED (as of 4.3.2020) Take Out Chicken BBQ Sunday April 5th at Immaculate Conception Church School, Summit Street in Brookville. 11:30am until SOLD OUT. Includes ½ chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, roll & dessert. $9 per dinner

-CCAAA and AARP have suspended all Driving and refresher courses till further notice

-CCAAA Bus Trip to Site & Sound will be rescheduled as well.

Pennsylvania Update Links:

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

How it Spreads:

Use these links from the Centers for Disease Control as guidelines for yourself and our listeners.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

Symptoms:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

Steps to Prevent illness:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

What to Do If You Are Sick:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Social Stigma:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html

FAQ:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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