Up & Coming Weekly

April 14, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/1235514

Contents of this Issue


Page 14 of 24

WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW APRIL 15-21, 2020 New Solid Waste Hours Ann Street Landfill Monday, Tuesday, ursday, Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday: Closed Wilkes Road Landfill Monday, Tuesday, ursday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday: Closed Container Sites Container sites will close at 12 noon on Saturdays until further notice. e Warren site will be closed all day on Saturdays starting April 4 until further notice. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site Closed until further notice. For more information, call 910-321-6920 or visit co.cumberland.nc.us/solidwaste. Adult Services Processing Unit Supervisor Deirdre Wells (left) and Children's Services Processing Unit Supervisor Leiza Fanning cut fabric for masks to serve as personal protective equipment (PPE). Resources and Assistance Cumberland County has launched a resource and assistance page in response to the Covid-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/2XbhGhr Response Page Visit co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19 for information related to Cumberland County's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including operational changes for county departments and the latest news releases. Text Alert System Text CCDPHCOVID19 to 888777 to receive information on COVID-19 in Cumberland County. Emergency Management Partners with Public Health to Fight COVID-19 Emergency Management's primary role is to prepare, plan and execute operations to protect citizens and minimize the impact of COVID-19, coordinating with all internal and external partners to maintain information flow, common operating procedures and preventative actions. is includes managing resource requests to the state made by hospitals, public health, county departments and other organizations. Emergency Services supports public health's role through communication with and participation in conference calls with the State Office of Emergency Management, hospitals, public health, the military and the first responder community. Multiple meetings are held daily to provide resource navigation to help efficiently battle the COVID-19 threat. Emergency Services manages the county's 911 Emergency Communications Center. e 911 operators are applying the most accurate and updated COVID-19 processes to keep the public and our responders as safe as possible. By enhancing its call intake protocols, 911 serves as an early detection center for potential COVID cases. is allows responders a heads up to minimize potential responder exposures as much as possible. D epartment of Social Services workers used their skills and teamwork to improvise protective masks for approximately 250 essential staff members including social workers, drivers, group home and domestic violence and other employees required to be in contact with the public. Social Services received 500 pairs of goggles, which are required personal protective equipment (PPE), but not masks. Twenty DSS employees signed up to step in and make the masks, sharing their skills and talent to help protect essential personnel from COVID-19. As a reminder, the DSS building at 1225 Ramsey Street is closed to the public, but citizens are still being served. Citizens may apply for Supplemental Food and Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps) and Medicaid (adult and family) online. e most convenient method for applying for food stamps and Medicaid is to go to https://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application. do and use the online application tool called NC Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening (ePASS). Important Contact Information Adult Medicaid: Medicaid_adult@ccdssnc.com Children Medicaid: Medicaid_children@ccdssnc.com Food and Nutrition: Food_stamps@ccdssnc.com Energy Program: Energyprogram@ccdssnc.com Work First Cash: Workfirst@ccdssnc.com Daycare: Daycare@ccdssnc.com Citizens can pick up applications Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (times subject to change) at the DSS building, 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. Additional Phone Numbers Child Protective Services: 910-677-2450 Adult Protective Services: 910-677-2388 Adult Services: Adult_services@ccdssnc.com Domestic Violence: 910-677-2532 Social Services Workers Make Masks for Employees Cumberland County Assistant Director of Adult Services Crystal Black sews a mask to serve as personal protective equipment (PPE). HS Planner Evaluator II Renaye Andrews models a finished fabric mask to serve as personal protective equipment (PPE). News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters FREE HEALTH CARE • for uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Up & Coming Weekly - April 14, 2020