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Friday Provider Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Yoder
54:49
We can see you screen, and hear you
audrey
59:22
yup
bgreen
59:23
yes
luisr
59:35
yes
Kelly Blucher
01:09:36
I have been able to put together many resource in Seattle/King but am lacking a comprehensive list for Pierce. Where can I find something here...such as list of food banks....
luisr
01:09:40
I understand we are working diligently in finding spaces for personnel infected. As of today, what do we do if we have a positive case in shelter
luisr
01:10:26
I don't have means to isolate people in my shelter
Kelly Blucher
01:11:12
Do we expect COVID-19 cases to go up today? Do we know of any reported cases in the homeless community?
Gerrit Nyland
01:11:48
Who should I contact for needed supplies - like hand sanitizer or masks?
luisr
01:12:00
Once we have a positive case, what is going to happen with the ones exposed to that case?
Maureen Howard
01:12:56
are there any conversations about de-intensifying size of large shelters as Seattle is doing...
Valeri Knight
01:12:58
Homeless Shelters funded through the County CAN USE their funds to put people in hotel/motel to isolate folks with a case. If you need an amendment, get in touch with the County
audrey
01:13:31
How do we navigate getting our clients tested who have symptoms-I know getting tested is a challenge right now for people
Paula Anderson
01:13:42
I am losing my volunteers which make up a lot of our workforce. We may need to close at a certain volunteer level. We need alternate locatioins for our homeless
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:13:42
How many people have been tested in Pierce already? I’ve heard that some who want to be tested are unable to be seen.
Gerrit Nyland
01:13:44
We are currently moving vulnerable clients from seattle shelters to motels and hotels - any plans for resources to do that here?
Kelly Blucher
01:13:49
We are hearing of shelters that are full. With inclement weather as well, are we talking of more motel voucher programs?
MelissaM
01:14:37
If we do have a case do we contact you to assist with isolation? Also if a case is positive will health care professionals notify our agency so we are aware?
Maureen Howard
01:14:39
Will someone - i.e. United Way or maybe PC Human Services do the same single ordering that King county is doing for shelters? On line Google form to order and shelter picks up.
Gerrit Nyland
01:14:42
Can that be asymptomatic but vulnerable clients moving to shelter?
Russell Alfaro C.Ht.
01:14:51
What about McNeil Island, utilizing the facilities there as a shelter site
Gerrit Nyland
01:16:28
CHC = Community Health Care?
Maureen Howard
01:17:05
are you proposing "screening space" for entry to shelters, food banks, etc? checking temperatures, asking about symptoms. same with staff/volunteers - are you suggesting screening?
Maureen Howard
01:19:57
King County is pushing out the info and updates automatically via a special email address to the homeless provider list - I find that a good resource - don't have to wander through a website for updates. Seems like multiple ways of informing providers is a good idea..get to the info as easily and as quickly as possible...same info at same time on multiple platforms
Maureen Howard
01:20:22
will today's presentations be on the Coalition website?
Kelly Blucher
01:20:32
We have so many folks utilizing day labor to stay afloat. Many businesses are stopping the use of temp labor. How will we increase shelter space for those who cannot continue to pay for motels?
bgreen
01:22:11
How long do we expect this crisis to last/is there a timeline for how long we should expect to socially isolate?
Maureen Howard
01:22:35
We should know very soon how the State COVID19 money is coming...see the list on the letter from the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance to the gov...it's in your in-box from me last night
Gerrit Nyland
01:23:07
Yes, Valeri answered the motel/hotel question - thanks Valeri.
luisr
01:24:16
What is going to be the impact to the FACILITY if we get a positive case. Is the FACILITY going to have to be disinfected?
Maureen Howard
01:27:25
re Kelly's question - Emily are "you" working with the motels where folks are staying long term for special rate, etc? Gov. Newsome, CA says he has authority to simply take over hotels, etc. Are you talking about this?
MelissaM
01:27:33
chiming off of what Luis said will City and County assist in the cost to disinfect our shelters if needed to keep staff and clients safe. I was on a call yesterday that there is a cleaning company that hospitals use that can disinfect larger facilities the cost is about 5k, but was told the disinfectant they use can last a month.
Russell Alfaro C.Ht.
01:29:24
Can healthcare workers, providers, law enforcement, shelter operators/volunteers, Department of Corrections personnel have immediate access to COVID-19 testing (priority)?
Russell Alfaro C.Ht.
01:31:17
Also 911 and emergency services personnel
Gerrit Nyland
01:31:19
Use 17 and 18 year old students to work in your shelters - they have little impact from getting the virus, and they don't have anything to do. Sort of kidding, but sort of not kidding...
Maureen Howard
01:32:37
is your working group promoting a no eviction/no shut-off policy to keep people in housing - day labor, hourly wage workers, independent contractors. - Seattle City Light already instituted a no shut off.
Michael Yoder
01:32:38
RESOURCE IDEA: Associated Ministries contracted directly with Honey Bucket to have a hand-washing station delivered today outside the front door of our office. Cost is very reasonable at $170/month which includes weekly servicing
Maureen Howard
01:33:18
What about no sweeps combined with an identified place for people to set up, also safe vehicle parking
Kelly Blucher
01:36:20
Has Tacoma Public Utilities talked about following Seattle in not shutting off utilities during this time. So many parents do not have options for childcare...and have to stay home. No way to pay utility bills.
SMiraflor
01:36:25
Valeri, RE: buying motels, can your Department reach out to King County and see what they are doing? I heard something in Tuesday's video that King County is buying motels to isolate
AlanB
01:36:37
Question for Valeri - Many low-wage service workers are at risk of getting laid off. Can we use any of our County contracts for homeless prevention?
Maureen Howard
01:36:50
can you order multiple Hand Washing stations to get a better rate? can health dept or pc take this on?
Gerrit Nyland
01:39:08
Coordinating community volunteer support is time consuming - and most providers are slammed with lots of extra work (cleaning, handling symptomatic clients) with a shrinking staff (staff out ill, child care issues). This is an opportunity for reallocated government staff to do this type of coordination and offer resources. hint hint.
Maureen Howard
01:41:52
you are smart - figure out a way to increase efficiencies in supplies, etc. and still meet legal requirements...wholesale amendment? special appropriation. go to the private funders for allocation
Paula Anderson
01:42:31
Are any of the shelters setting up temporary tent camps close to sheltersd for services? If so, who is doing that?
luisr
01:43:23
Not TRM
Maureen Howard
01:43:46
One of the news stations reported that the Rental Housing Assoc. of WA was supporting no evictions...is this true?
Maureen Howard
01:43:57
Virtual clapping!
emilyless
01:44:20
Yes
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:44:23
yes
Valeri Knight
01:44:34
I could hear you Melissa
Gerrit Nyland
01:45:09
Oops, that was me screwing that up, Melissa - you're next.
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:48:11
People here are happy to be asked as it shows we are caring for them
Maureen Howard
01:48:12
Luis - when will Women's Shelter open?
luisr
01:48:19
April
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:49:43
yes
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:50:00
great!
brandeet
01:52:29
Ms Melissa and ccs leadership has really helped staff understand, and to reduce fear to keep our mind on our mission.
Maureen Howard
01:53:03
Will the Stability Site reductions continue?
Maureen Howard
01:54:29
Can you speak to the Family Day Center?
melissa
01:55:17
can you post a link o that document on the screen?
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:55:19
Any way to acquire more or repurpose tiny houses @ MLK for isolation purposes?
Maureen Howard
01:57:51
Stability Site reductions?
brendan baker
01:59:03
Is it possible to have medical providers directly in the shelters?
Larry Seaquist
02:02:25
Is there a waiting list to do the coordinated entry interview, or is everyone getting same day service
MelissaM
02:04:35
make sure you send to the document to the correct Melissa that was not my question :)
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:04:40
thanks
luisr
02:06:19
TRM is doing on-demand CE conversations at the 425 South Tacoma Way Campus
eazcueta
02:06:57
City of Tacoma staff are on the line to answer any questions you might have for us :)
MelissaM
02:07:05
Nativity House is doing on-demand M-F 8-5 operating as normal
Paula Anderson
02:07:25
AS far as medical at day shelters, have we contacted Dispatch Health? Their motto is they are bringing back the house call...on demand healthcare. Fire department gave me their info...
Maureen Howard
02:07:47
Valeri - can you easily amend the State contract to add prevention and pick up the folks Kelly was talking about - assuming the new State money?
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:09:12
Gerri - nicely done!
Maureen Howard
02:10:41
Employment Security has a really good chart showing the COVID19 new eligibility...where should things like these be posted?
Maureen Howard
02:11:54
Erica - can you talk about the City's Emergency Management response?
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:12:59
Does the city of tacoma have a link to the health department response related to homelessness on the homeless page?
danaorr
02:13:43
Welcome back Erica!
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:14:29
I thought the tiny houses needed to be moved in April - seemed like a good time to transition residents to the new shelters if needed
Russell Alfaro C.Ht.
02:14:35
can you give me a call at 253 478-6866
emilyless
02:14:48
Thank you everyone! Email me and Valeri with any questions eless@tpchd.org
Russell Alfaro C.Ht.
02:14:49
Gerrit
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:14:52
Thanks to all of you! Very helpful
Maureen Howard
02:14:59
Well done...everyone.
Valeri Knight
02:15:08
thank you everyone! Great work Gerrit!
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:15:22
BYe
danaorr
02:15:27
Thank you for the transcript!
luisr
02:15:31
Thanks to all