Urban League of Broward County | Our Commitment to You
Dear Urban League Friends:
Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19 ) and as health concerns continue to grow, we want to reassure you that your Urban League is taking every precaution to promote a safe and healthy environment for our staff, volunteers, clients, and guests. Our team has implemented an agency-wide response while adhering to recommendations by local health agencies and government officials.
We are committed to being your provider of choice by ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone we serve.
In alignment with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) levels of risk-assessment for faith-based and community organizations, we will activate the following three-tier response.
Level 1 - Preparedness (Sporadic Transmission Level)
ULBC Response: Monitoring and Education
- Continue to inform staff and the general public regarding the level of threat to our local community along with preventative resources.
- Engage in workplace illness prevention for our employees an ancillary workforce by encouraging common-sense health precautions recommended by CDC, such as frequent handwashing.
- In addition to our daily standard custodial services, we've increased the frequency of cleaning with an intent to focus on high-traffic and high-touch areas.
Level 2 - Minimal/Moderate (Cluster Transmission Level)
ULBC Response: Social Distancing
- Implement a "social distancing" policy that will slow the spread of the coronavirus which, stops or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. Our social distancing may include reduced exposure to internal and external high-traffic events, strict domestic and international travel requirements for Urban League staff, limited attendance at community gatherings.
- Expand access for team members to work remotely.
- Prepare for our team and community a virtual service delivery model (Level 3), which may include canceling face-to-face meetings, events, and case management.
- The Urban League will continue to operate and the Community Empowerment Center will remain open until further notice.
Level 3 - Substantial (Population Transmission Level)
ULBC Response: Virtual Service Delivery
- The Urban League's offices will close to the public and in accordance with our emergency preparedness plan. Program and service delivery will be conducted through a virtual model.
For the latest updates on our response to the coronavirus, visit www.ulbroward.org/COVID-19.
The Urban League asks that the community-at-large remain
committed to common-sense public health practices so that we may continue to serve families and respond to those that need our services most.
According to World Health Organization News, Coronaviruses or (CoV) refers to a large family of viruses that cause illnesses from the common cold to severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory (SARS-CoV).
Common symptoms include:
- respiratory issues
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid close contact
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you're sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- If you or a member of your household has recently traveled to a high-risk area, be sure to contact 1-866-779-6121 to assess your risk exposure.
- For local care, Baptist Health Care OnDemand is offering FREE virtual or telehealth visits.
- Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health for continuous updates.