Covid-19 Impact: Resources and Information for UFCW Local 1996 Members and Their Families
Below you will find information and resources for working families impacted by COVID-19.
Free COVID-19 Testing
New COVID-19 testing “Megasites” have opened. The largest site is near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. However, other testing sites will also be opening across Metro-Atlanta as well as in Macon and Augusta. To book an appointment and see testing locations, please visit the website here.
Testing is also still free for everyone through your county health department! You can find the contact information for your county health department on this page. Just call the office for your county to be set up with an appointment!
Live Health Online
You can download the Live Health Online Flyer for information on setting up online TeleDoc appointments.
The United Way and 211
Our partners at the United Way have sources for food assistance, emergency bill assistance and childcare assistance at this time. Please go to www.211.org and enter your zip code to be connected to local resources.
Resources From HMC Health Works
HMC: Coronavirus Sleep Guidelines
HMC: Coronavirus Nutrition Guidelines
HMC: Coronavirus Managing Stress and Anxiety
HMC: Coronavirus Managing Stress and Anxiety Part 2
HMC: Coronavirus Avoid Scams
HMC: Coronavirus and Substance Abuse
In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia for the remainder of the year. You can see a list of the status of school closures statewide and information on distance learning on the Georgia Department of Education’s website, you can go to your local school’s website to see their direct response.
- For students & families who need food during school closure:
- You can find a county-by-county guide for student access to free lunches during school closures on this website.
- Please check you local school’s website for more information about school lunch pick-up options.
Grocery and Food processing workers, as well as healthcare workers, can apply for childcare scholarships through DECAL on this website. You can find income limits here. If you make more than the income listed in column 2 (the middle income column) you may not be eligible for scholarships, but you can use the website to find a childcare center that is open.
Other Food Resources
Giving Kitchen is currently not accepting visitors to their office, but are offering support to food service workers who have been quarantined due to COVID-19.
You can find your local food bank in the greater Metro Atlanta Region by going here. Click on your county under “Partner Agencies By County”. Statewide, you can find your nearest foodbank across Georgia and other states by typing in your zip code here.
Georgia now has a dedicated hotline for all COVID-19 inquiries. It can be used to ask about symptoms, testing and report scams. The number for the hotline is: 844-442-2681.
- Georgia Power will temporarily suspend residential disconnections for the next 30 days, beginning tomorrow. They will reevaluate the policy and time frame as the situation develops;
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an administrative order to halt water service termination for any Watershed Management customer due to non-payment. This will continue for at least the next 60 days;
- Comcast is offering essential internet package for free for low-income customers for 60 days. AT&T, Verizon and Charter have agreed not to terminate, or overcharge for, cell phone or internet service for the next 60 days. Read more here.
- All local trash collection will continue as normal across Georgia.