ACDH COVID Update 4.22 & 4.21
Local Updates 4/22
• Ivy Tech announced that they are using its 3D printers to produce more than 1,000 face shields. A portion of the shields will be shipped to Indianapolis for statewide distribution. Some will stay in northeast Indiana to meet community needs and will be distributed in partnership with Parkview Health.
• SCAN and its Community Partners Local Prevention Dollars Program announced the launch of the COVID-19 emergency fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs of families in 16 northern Indiana counties served by SCAN. With funding from the Department of Child Services, the following services will be provided to families with a child younger than 18 in the household: food, rent, utilities, child care, transportation (gas cards, bus passes), and communication (cellphone, internet).
• The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne announced the formation of a Healthy Habits Care Packets program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will distribute 1,000 care packets with health care supplies like shampoo, soap, and other hygiene products along with COVID-19 information, including masks and support resources to help struggling families stay safe. Distribution will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the club's main building at 2609 Fairfield Ave.
Local Updates 4/21
• The updated FAQs on Gov. Holcomb new executive order extending the stay-at-home order can be found here.
• Neighborhood Health Update- Covid-19 testing for uninsured or underinsured patients may qualify for free testing through their Sliding Fee Discount program.
• United Way of Allen County announced Monday it has received a $2.25 million COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways. United Way of Allen County plans to help organizations involved in emergency food distribution, housing and shelter support, and medical support services.
• The Ove E. Jorgensen Foundation has granted $10,000 to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne to help continue to serve the community during the pandemic. The Renaissance Pointe YMCA staff makes meals accessible to people in two different ways. Boxed grab-and-go suppers are available for pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Renaissance Pointe Y at 2323 Bowser Ave. Boxed meals are also delivered to the doorsteps of residents throughout nearby neighborhoods.