Keeping You Updated about COVID-19

SWIRCA & More Cares about Your Health & Safety

Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Area Agencies on Aging, like SWIRCA & More are doing all they can to ensure older Americans, those living with disabilities, and caregivers are getting the support and resources they desperately need to remain safe, healthy, and nourished. SWIRCA & More is swiftly monitoring and evolving with the COVID-19 situation and will continue to update our constituents and the community as quickly as possible.

A letter from the SWIRCA & More Team & Board of Directors

Coronavirus Updates from SWIRCA & More

With our team, clients, members and their families at the center of everything we do as an agency, I’d like to take the time to address concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we’re taking in our agency to continue our focus on keeping people safe and healthy.

We are closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, so we can make ongoing assessments and stay in constant communication with our team to provide information and guidance as developments unfold.

SWIRCA staff will comply with all CDC prevention measures at all programs, until such a time that the situation subsides or prevents SWIRCA & More from hosting our programs and/or events.

  • This includes practicing, modeling and communicating about such things as handwashing and staying home if you experience symptoms.
  • All events will have hand sanitizer available and will avoid activities (certain games, for example) that put people in especially close contact with one another.


What We Ask of You:

  • Review the CDC’s situation summary and suggested steps to prevent illness
  • Please stay at home if you exhibit symptoms or are sick, or someone in your household exhibits symptoms or is sick.
  • Please follow all recommendations on keeping others safe including: covering your face with a tissue or the bend of your arm when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands for 20 seconds, frequent use alcohol-based hand sanitizer and no shaking of hands.


We understand this situation is top of mind for all of us right now. As circumstances continue to change, our goal is, and will continue to be, to provide a safe destination for all guest and team members. We promise to communicate clearly and in a timely manner as we make decisions. 

 

We will be posting updates going forward to our website, so please check there frequently for further information. For all other questions please email or contact President Rhonda Zuber at 812-464-7800 or rzuber@swirca.org

SWIRCA & More Team & Board of Directors

Resources & Links

Reminders and Tips to Keep You Healthy & Safe

Reminders and Tips to Keep You Healthy & Safe

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  •  Contact your health care provider BEFORE visiting in person.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  •  Stay home when you are sick.
  •  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  •  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  •  Frequently clean hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  •  If you want a refresher on proper handwashing technique, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released this YouTube video:


 

 

 





Please continue to follow our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/SwircaAndMore/ for SWIRCA event updates as well as some shared articles and announcements regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.


 

Fraudsters are Taking Advantage of COVID-19

Fraudsters are Taking Advantage of COVID-19

By IAAAA on Mar 13, 2020 05:38 pm
In times of uncertainty, anxiety and crisis, it is a sad truth that fraudsters ramp up their efforts. But we are on to them. Federal and state governments are not only ramping up virus surveillance, they are on the look-out for those that would take advantage of the situation. Here are some examples to watch out for:

  • Web links to supposedly helpful information about COVID-19 that install malicious code or lead to a scam site.
  • Phone calls from persons pretending to be from the CDC, state or local health departments, Medicare, Medicaid or health providers.
  • Advertisements for fraudulent products that claim to treat or prevent COVID-19.
  • Requests for financial assistance or charitable donations for persons affected by COVID-19.
  • Hackers seeking to disrupt video-conferences and work-from-home scenarios.


Hoosiers are urged to be on alert for phishing scams or fraudulent emails, especially those pretending to be from the CDC or offering testing or vaccination, and verify that any charity seeking your assistance is legitimate before donating. Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam can contact or file a complaint with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.


For up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19 in Indiana, bookmark and subscribe to this web site maintained by the Indiana State Department of Health: www.in.gov/coronavirus/