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Message from Sam
We recognize the role LSF plays as a statewide nonprofit in helping families through the coronavirus pandemic. As the situation around the coronavirus evolves and the level of uncertainty each of us faces continues to rise, we wanted to share an update on how our organization is managing through the pandemic.
Several weeks ago, LSF’s leadership team set up a task force which now meets daily to ensure that we are up to date on all the latest guidance, legislative activity, and executive orders, and are adjusting our approaches and policies where possible. We are tracking the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and our main funders (Office of Head Start, Office of Public and Professional Guardian, Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Children and Families, and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice). Utilizing their guidance, we are taking precautions to protect our employees and our clients while prioritizing the critical services our families need.
We are strongly encouraging employees who can work from home to do so and providing them with laptops and enabled hot spots on their phones. For employees who don’t have that option we have emphasized good hygiene practices including frequent and proper handwashing, staying home when sick, wiping down work areas regularly and keeping a safe distance from colleagues. We have also cancelled/postponed events we were hosting around the state and limited our staff travel.
We remain focused on our vision of a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant, are concentrating on how we can continue serving our clients.
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What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida
Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness. Here’s what you can do right now.
Call before you go
Call your health care provider if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
Wash for 20 sec.
Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
Avoid touching your face
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces.
Practice social distancing
If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.