YCAP employs plan for pandemic
The Yamhill County Action Partnership has unveiled its plan for addressing the needs of people throughout the county during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alexandra Hendgen, executive director of YCAP, provided a message in a March 13 press release to locals who rely on their services: "YCAP is committed to serving clients safely and efficiently. As the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, YCAP is coordinating with public health authorities, taking our cue from federal, state and local officials well versed in epidemiology. We rely on trusted government and medical websites for information in responding and will continue to base decisions on their recommendations.
"While COVID-19/Coronavirus is low-risk for most people, the health and safety of our community is YCAP's highest priority. At this time, YCAP has developed response plans and alternative ways to access services that incorporate best practices of social distancing, hygiene, and other protocols to prevent the spread of the virus."
Plans YCAP will undertake include heightened disinfectant procedures at all YCAP locations and within YCAP vehicles. Most in-person group meetings and activities are cancelled for the foreseeable future and services are available on-site and online for folks in need of them.
Shelter and housing requests may be submitted at www.AnyDoorYamhill.org. To request help in paying an energy bill, visit www.yamhillcap.org/energy. Information on food pantry and meal site locations can be found at www.yamhillcap.org/food.
The Youth Outreach drop-in center in Newberg is closed. Those who would normally travel there or for other youth services may call the main phone line at 503-538-8023. YCAP has also opened a texting line at 971-237-7059 for youth to arrange an appointment for available services.
"As the situation continues to evolve, YCAP will post additional updates on its Facebook page," Hendgen said in the release.
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