In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, JCCEO Head Start - Early Head Start closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to be in compliance with Governor Ive's decision to shut down all schools. Other JCCEO programs and services have made changes and are continuing to make changes and follow medical guidance to serve the community. Customers seeking LIHEAP Utility Assistance or CSBG Rental Assistance can now apply online or via mobile by downloading the LITT Lite app for android and ios devices. Our main priority is the health and safety of our staff, clients, and communities. Please check back regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and we are eager to reopen to serve you.
NEW: Jefferson County Department of Health Mandatory Face Covering Order
View Mayor Randall Woodfin's message about the CARES ACT.
City of Birmingham’s shelter-in-place order has been extended to April 30
Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday also issued a Stay at Home order to be applied statewide. The order will be effective beginning Saturday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. and will expire Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
The state stay-at-home order also addresses “big box’’ stores, saying that occupancy in such stores shall be limited to no more than 50 percent of the normal occupancy load as determined by the fire marshal.
“Let’s be safe and do what’s necessary to shelter in place during the month of April so we can get back to our normal way of living,’’ said Mayor Woodfin. “I am convinced that if we attempt to tiptoe around this, skirt around this ordinance and try to live as we lived before COVID-19, then we will have to extend … the shelter in place because we are not taking this seriously.”
Mayor Woodfin also noted that only solo activities such as biking, running and walking will be allowed at Birmingham parks. Simply hanging out at the park is prohibited. Park visitors must keep at least six feet between each other when partaking in these exercises. Social distancing will be strictly enforced. Visitors should not use playgrounds.
Such limits for the city parks developed after there were weekend reports of large groups hanging out in and outside of their cars at city parks, including at the city’s destination parks of George Ward Park, Avondale Park, East Lake Park, and Patton Park.
“We do not want to have to police every situation. We want, and more importantly, we need our residents to self-police themselves,’’ the mayor said.
Mayor Woodfin also encouraged people to practice social distancing at “big box” stores, where crowds of shoppers have tended to gather.
“We are at a critical time in our city’s history right now, and we want to do whatever we can to limit the spread of this virus. If people cannot practice social distancing at the parks, they should not visit the parks,’’ Mayor Woodfin said. “My message is simple. Let’s do what’s necessary to protect all the citizens in Alabama.’’
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced all nonessential businesses statewide are to be closed starting Saturday 03 at 5 p.m.
CORONAVIRUS FACTS AND PRACTICAL TIPS
For the health and safety of others, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please get tested.
FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH
If you are not feeling well, rather it is a low-grade fever, sinus infections, dry cough, etc.… please stay home. This is to protect you and others as we go through these uncharted waters.
Prevent the COVID-19 spread in
A new study suggests how long the Coronavirus can stay on surfaces
View the very informative, empowering video concerning COVID-19 by Dr. Dave Price Weill Cornel
NEW COVID-19 TESTING SITE
The Jefferson County Department of Health and The University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered to open a new drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 Monday, March 23rd in downtown Birmingham. Church of the Highlands is NO LONGER testing for COVID-19. Tents and cones have been set up at the corner of University Avenue and 22nd Street South, on a lot that used to house offices for Southern Research. Patients WILL NEED to call for an appointment prior to arriving at the site. Only those with symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath will be eligible for testing. The site will have the capacity to test 250 people a day, said Jordan DeMoss, UAB Medicine vice president for clinical operations. Testing begins at 9 a.m. Monday. The phone line will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The number is (205) 975-1881.
ALABAMA'S COVID-19 DATE AND SURVEILLANCE DASHBOARD
If You Suspect You Have COVID-19, are waiting for test results, are persons with COVID-19, or need to know the testing process, click the tab below.
ESSENTIAL AND NON-ESSENTIAL
CLICK THE TABS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD HELPFUL COVID-19
FACTS AND TO DO'S TO KEEP SAFE.
Know-How it Spreads
Practical Tips to Stay SAFE
Alabama Power warns customers of
Utility leaders suspend actions for any customer affected by COVID-19.
CLICK HERE to view the pdf document from Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, President, Alabama Public Service Commission concerning utility services for customer affected by COVID-19
Alabama internet providers offer free service to students' homes after the Coronavirus epidemic.
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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies to provide guidance regarding COVID-19. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19, the public is urged to continue practicing social distancing and other precautionary measures.
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information about Coronavirus across the globe. From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have established steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community follow the steps outlined in a one-page printable handout CLICK HERE.
We hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe. While you are home, we would like for you and your children to remain safe. Below we have provided you with a home safety checklist. This check list is only a guide. Please look over this list and check your home for these and other possible hazards.
What is an affirmation? Affirmations are the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. The JCCEO Disability/Mental Health Component would love for you all to participate in fostering a daily positive mental attitude. Click the tab below to view/download daily affirmations.
The JCCEO Disability/Mental Health Component is here for you during this pandemic. As a reminder, it is vital that we maintain a healthy and emotionally stable lifestyle for ourselves and family. Here are some mental health tips to consider
The JCCEO Disability/Mental Health team wants to provide you with a few tips to reduce childhood boredom and anxiety.
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