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Date updated: June 19, 2020

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Updated June 19, 2020 2:23 pm

Our Office is still closed to the public and staff and volunteers splitting their time working in the office and working remotely.
We continue to return calls and inquiries during this time.
Monday thru Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm.

Latest info- please scroll down to information also sorted by topics:

How to Use and Wear a Mask- YouTube demonstration from Government of NL

Places to Buy Face Cloth Masks in NL

Gov of Canada: Non-medical masks and face coverings: About

COVID-19 related Tops 10 Scams and Frauds

5 Tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 Related Fraud and Scams.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Announces Plan for Living with COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Government official COVID-19 information

811 Health Line

811 COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Government of Canada official COVID-19 information

Public Health Agency of Canada

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Information listed below is by topic, Finance, Food, Health, Mental Health and in alphabetical order. 

Finance

Canada Mortgage and Housing (CHMC ) during COVID-19

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan- Includes for Seniors

COVID-19: Managing financial health in challenging times- Government of Canada

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Your Finances- Do you qualify for new funding?

Income Tax Return new deadline to submit is June 1, 2020 – click her to go to the Canada Revenue Agency site. 

NL Housing Service Update

Food

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and food safety

Community Food Helpline Now Accessible by Calling 811
Access basic information about food programs in their community, including referrals to food banks and meal programs. Healthline operators can also refer callers who require additional support, such as help with an online grocery order or a meal delivery service.

People who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or have other communication disabilities, and who need support to access food, can reach out to the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf by text or Video Relay Service, at the Deaf Connect Line at 709-699-7022.

GROCERY STORES WITH ONLINE OR CALL-IN ORDERING WITH DELIVERY OR PICK-UP – PROVINCIAL – OUTSIDE OF EASTERN 

GROCERY STORES WITH ONLINE OR CALL-IN ORDERING WITH DELIVERY OR PICK-UP IN AVALON AND PENINSULAS – NOT INCLUDING NORTHEAST AVALON

Grocery Stores with Online or Call-In Ordering with Delivery or Pick-Up in ST. JOHN’S and AREA

The Neighborhood Good
These businesses are the heart of our community. Now more than ever, they need our support. As we adapt to online shopping, home delivery, and curbside pick-up, please support our local business community so that once this pandemic is over, we can all continue to thrive.

Health

30-Day Medication Supply Update easing away from the 30-day medication supply recommendation over the next two weeks

811 Healthline- Includes Self Assessment Tool

Central Health launches Virtual Care Services at Bay d’Espoir Medical Clinic

Coverage for COVID-19 Medical Services to Non-Insured Individuals

The Department of Health and Community Services is covering the cost of COVID-19 medical services for non-insured individuals, residing in NL, who do not meet the criteria for MCP coverage. This coverage extends to screening and treatment of any COVID-19 related symptoms or conditions including the need for hospitalization.

This measure will ensure no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons. This action will also further help to ensure the province contains the spread of the virus.

Dispensing Fee Update- Good news for those on the 65 Plus Plan and the Foundation Plan worried about paying additional fees

Don’t ignore your medical problems because of pandemic, medical association urges

How to Use and Wear a Mask- YouTube demonstration from Government of NL

People who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Prescription Delivery Service (excluding opiates such as methadone/suboxone)

Individuals looking to access prescription medication should be advised to initially contact their pharmacist as many will deliver.

To the extent this option may not be available, individuals should work with their pharmacist to determine if their prescription can be transferred to another pharmacy that does offer delivery service. 

If neither of these options are workable and individuals have no other reasonable method to access their prescription medication due to self-isolation requirements or other health related concerns, individuals may contact the Department of Health and Community Services (HSC)medical transportation program for assistance.  Individuals can reach HCS’ medical transportation program toll free at 1-833-729-6106. 

Virtual Care:Easy and Safe for you to keep and make healthcare appointments

MENTAL HEALTH

CHANNAL Warm Line  1-855-753-2560

Mental Health Crisis Line 1-888-737-4668

Older Adults and Suicide Fact Sheet

Red Cross Help Line  -1-800-863-6582

 

 

 

 

 

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