PRINT THIS: Guide to safely helping, checking on neighbors

For everyone who is ready to help … the best place to start is your own immediate neighborhood, especially if you know of older or otherwise high-risk people who live nearby. In that spirit, volunteers have developed a guide for what to do to avoid inadvertently spreading the virus (or any others) while you’re getting or receiving help. Thanks to Cindi Barker of the Neighborhood Emergency Hubs for sharing this. We suggest printing if you can (here’s the PDF version).

4 Replies to "PRINT THIS: Guide to safely helping, checking on neighbors"

  • a neighbor March 15, 2020 (4:03 pm)

    Adding the suggestion of exchanging cell phone numbers with neighbors on your block.  You can keep in touch and check on one another by texting.  

  • CeeBee March 15, 2020 (4:11 pm)

    Thanks Tracy,  and just so people know: a Hub Captain who is also a nurse created this, and we coordinated it through the Department of Neighborhoods with their King County Seattle Public Health Liaison to ensure best information and practices known. 

  • anonyme March 16, 2020 (8:01 am)

    I’ve been getting groceries delivered, and wash everything that is washable once inside – I even wipe down boxes.  The scary part of delivery right now is that I’m only getting a fraction of what I order.  So far, that’s only been an inconvenience but could quickly turn into something more serious.  Fortunately, a lovely neighbor ran an errand for me yesterday and offered to do more.  The next problem is how to get cash to reimburse them…?

    • DP March 18, 2020 (1:21 am)

      Maybe use Venmo or other mobile payment system?

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