Emergency Preparedness

Ottaquechee Health Foundation COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors of OHF,

The Coronavirus COVID-19 situation is changing daily. Many of you are preparing to stay home with your children due to the recent school closures and/or are trying to navigate the ability to continue to work while adhering to social distancing. We are right here with you.

We would like to remind you that the Ottauquechee Health Foundation

(OHF) is committed to providing you with the support you need. During these trying times, OHF will continue to offer financial assistance for health and wellness needs through grants to those living in any of our nine service towns. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing financial stress in light of COVID-19 or other health reasons, please contact us. We are able to assist with co-pays and health service costs as well as any other health or wellness need that may arise.

This said, for the safety of our employees and to follow the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing, the OHF offices will be closed to walk-in traffic at the Simmons House in Woodstock, effective immediately. This closure will remain in effect till April 6th, though is subject to change. This is for the health and well-being of our staff as well as you, our patrons.

Applications for financial assistance can be found on our website and outside our door. We also have a secure drop box outside our office for paperwork that may need to be delivered to us. We will be available via email and phone with any questions you may have.

OHF will continue to serve our patrons by:

Being available via email and phone Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.

Providing up to date COVID-19 information via our Facebook page.

Providing financial assistance to those who qualify that may have been effected by COVID-19 or have other health/wellness issues requiring support.

Remaining a reliable resource for you, your neighbors and your friends.

Please feel free to reach out to us. Even if you are not seeking health and wellness support, we are here to help guide you to the proper support channels and are working closely with other area non-profits to ensure we can all provide the best support to our friends and neighbors.

Together we will get through this, and will be stronger and healthier.

Stay healthy, stay strong and be well.

Sincerely,

The OHF Staff and Board

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