Now, more than ever, we will be depending on each other. As friends, family and neighbors. In fact, we’ve met many just in the past few days that we have a helping relationship with. Simply put. There is a great deal of information available. RPNA suggests you get health and emergency information directly from the city 570-INFO.
But what can you do? Reach out to those you know, wave and smile to all, and drop a note to someone that may have difficulty getting out and about. We have put together a neighborhood food/delivery assistance for those who don’t have others to assist. All our residents can help somehow – calling or emailing are definitely a great way for us to stay connected.
For those who have an older adult or someone who is limited to their home, Heart of Ida has a free friendly phone message. You can sign up or help someone you know sign up. Contact Heart of Ida at email@example.com or 562.570.3548 to hear a
sample recording or to sign up today!
Danielle, Tracy and Richard have been our go-to delivery team! We will probably need others in near future please email info@RPNA.org. Danielle is also compiling resources and keeps them at our website. If you have other resources please send us this information.
The COVID19 pandemic has arrived. We must apply the simple precautions of hand washing, wiping surfaces while maintaining social distance. We must protect older adults and those with compromised immune systems from those who may have symptoms.
This is horrible for everyone. There is job loss, change in school schedules, alteration of needed programs and procedures. That said, we want to maintain contact with those who live near us and are important to us. So check in with phone calls, more frequent emails, and it doesn’t hurt to smile and wave. Maybe reboot that Skype account.
BIG heART is CANCELLED. RPNA is suspending/postponing all events/street actions and meetings for the foreseeable future. That includes the annual and so anticipated BIG heART which would have been on March20th!
Today we attended the City’s Emergency Preparedness Meeting with all the city departments and response coordinators. Decisions are being made on size of gatherings and length of time these containment actions will last. Until more information is known – our response is to be safe, cautious and thoughtful.
AND check in daily to www.longbeach.gov/COVID19 – there will be daily updates. If you think you may have symptoms CALL the COVID19 hotline 562-570-4636 (INFO)