COVID-19 UPDATES

There is funding assistance available through the Cares Act if an organization is a 501 c 19. These are generally VFW but I wanted to share in case you were aware of groups looking for assistance.  Stay well! 

——— Original Message ———Subject: Face Covering Information
From: “Paul Pitts” <firechiefretired@gmail.com>
Date: 4/16/20 10:15 am
To: “Pat &amp; Casey Farrell” <president@vva975.vet>, “president@javc.org” <president@javc.org>

Greetings, The CDC recommends the use of cloth face coverings in community settings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html  (includes instructions on how to sew your own). Perhaps it can be a project for volunteers who can sew and make for others in need. Thanks to all who are already doing so! Below is a quick video that shows how easy it could be to make your own face covering (from Surgeon General Adams). Feel free to share your own creative solutions.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html Stay safe, be well, Paul Pitts, PHEP PlannerMohave County Department of Public HealthEmergency Preparedness and Response Division


From: “Tracy, Shawndin L.” Shawndin.Tracy@va.gov

Subject: Prescott VA – more info. for Veterans
Date: April 3, 2020 at 9:55:33 AM MST
To:

Hello,

Please see a message below from the Northern AZ VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) – Public Affairs Office.

Veterans who are interested in receiving the attached updates from our Public Affairs Office via email, they are welcome to contact their local VA Clinic (NAVAHCS) they are established with, and request to add their personal email address to their medical record in order to receive the messages.

In addition to all the other resource information I provided previously, there’s also the Nurse Advice Line, Facebook page, and website highlighted below.


Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 2:16 PM
To: Pam Bridge
Subject: DRAFT 2: Community Legal Services COVID-19 Guidance for Tenants
Good afternoon –
As you may be aware, Governor Doug Ducey filed an Executive Order this week allowing for tenants to request postponement of Eviction Enforcement for 120 days due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This Order allows tenants to provide notice to their landlords about certain COVID-19 related circumstances which will delay the sheriff or constable from locking out the tenant after an eviction judgment. It does not delay the actual eviction hearing or judgment.

At Community Legal Services we are committed to providing support and guidance to the community with civil legal issues. Our Legal Teams have worked diligently preparing forms and tip sheets for those that desire to file for a postponement.

Attached to this email are Governor Ducey’s Executive Order, TIPS for Using Tenant COVID-19 Notice for Postponement of Eviction Enforcement, and the COVID-19 Form to request postponement. All of these documents have been provided in both English and Spanish.

Feel free to pass these on to partners, clients and staff. This information is on our website, social media, and by contacting our office at 602-258-3434, or emailing us at info@clsaz.org.

Thank you and together we can continue to support our community through this challenging time.

——— Original Message ———
Subject: Store Hours for seniors…
From: “AT&T2020” galvar1@sbcglobal.net
Date: 4/1/20 11:20 am
To: “Pat Farrell Vietnam Veterans” president@vva975.vet

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1526718900990322?view=permalink&id=2515095212152681?sfnsn=mo

——— Original Message ———
Subject: BCCN All-Team: Toolkit for Continued SMVF Engagement
From: “Chessa Emmons” chessa@arizonacoalition.org
Date: 4/1/20 3:36 pm
To: “Chessa Emmons” connect@arizonacoalition.org

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your continued support and engagement during these unprecedented times. While our events, outreach opportunities and day-to-day’s have been significantly altered, one thing remains the same–the importance of mental health for our service members, veterans and their families.

Please take a moment to view the attached toolkit regarding adaptive messaging techniques to assist with continued virtual connection.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments you may have.
Have a great day, and stay safe!

Warmly,
Chessa


Chessa Emmons
Be Connected Coordinator
Arizona Coalition for Military Families
602-753-8802 ext. 708

www.ArizonaCoalition.org
www.Facebook.com/arizonacoalition

MVD NEWS:TRAVEL ID DELAY AND CORONAVIRUS CHANGES
AZ TRAVEL ID DEADLINE

The October 1 deadline for the new federal TSA REAL ID rules to take effect has been delayed ONE YEAR to October 1, 2021. As a result, MVD customers should postpone plans to get the AZ Travel ID. With this delay and the need to reduce customer traffic at MVD locations, all AZ Travel ID appointments have been cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the ongoing Coronavirus situation requires MVD to significantly limit the number of people in offices. Only essential services that must be done in-person are being offered by appointment. Because the REAL ID timeline has changed, getting a Travel ID immediately is less vital for the time being and appointments are reserved for other crucial in-person services.

More than 2/3 of MVD services are available anytime at www.servicearizona.com. REMINDER: Anyone with a license or permit set to expire between March 1 and Sept. 1 has had that expiration date automatically extended by six months and updated on your motor vehicle record. You do not need to get a new license.

Subject: You may qualify for this grant if you are a Veteran, or member of the Active Military, Reserves or National Guard
From: “commandant@mcl887.org” commandant@mcl887.org
Date: 3/27/20 9:50 am
To: “Terry Flanagan” commandant@mcl887.org

Good Day Marines

This was just received AM from the National. Please see below. The Detachment and the State has no control over this. Follow the link if you need assistance or if you now a veteran who can use assistance.

Semper Fi
Terry Flanagan
Commandant MCL887
XO-Kingman Young Marines
—–Original Message—–
From: Bill Ebright bebright@MCLeague.org
To: ahr1962@aol.com ahr1962@aol.com
Sent: Thu, Mar 26, 2020 3:35 pm
Subject: Fw: You may qualify for this grant if you are a Veteran, or member of the Active Military, Reserves or National Guard

FYI: You may qualify for this grant if you are a Veteran, or member of the Active Military, Reserves or National Guard…..

The PenFed Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, active military service members, and those currently serving in the Reserves and the National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of theCOVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1500 in the following areas:

-Rent
-Mortgage
-Auto Loan/Lease
-Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)
*All checks will be sent directly to the creditor or landlord after the grant is approved. The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household.

Link to Apply: https://penfedfoundation.org/apply-for-assistance/coronavirus-emergency-financial-assistance/

What You’ll Need:
-DD214 or LES
-A bill or statement for the requested expense
-An explanation of how the financial setback is related to the COVID-19 pandemic (for example, loss of job due to quarantine and/or public health policies)

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for this program you must be in one of the following
categories:
-A Veteran that has been honorably discharged
-A current active-duty service member
-Currently active in the Reserves
-Currently active in the National Guard

For over two years, Hunger Free AmericaTM has been operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services.

The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish)

from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).

Cleaning Your Smartphone, Inside and Out
Taking the time to clean your smartphone and other devices can be a great way to start off Spring on the right foot.

Cleaning Screens & Surfaces

Our phones travel with us everywhere, collecting germs of all kinds along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of safe and easy ways to properly clean your handheld tech and prevent the spread of germs.

Here are some general rules of thumb:

-Only use a soft, lint-free cloth. Any other materials can be abrasive and scratch the screen or surface of your device.

-Try not to wipe your screen excessively. This can also cause scratches and abrasions.

-Unplug all external power sources or cables before you start cleaning your device.

-Avoid getting moisture in any openings on the device. This can cause permanent damage.

-Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach, aerosol, or cleaners that contain hydrogen peroxide.

-Don’t spray any cleaning solutions directly on the device. Spray directly on the cloth you plan to use.

-Once you’re finished cleaning, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water so you’ll be touching your freshly cleaned device with germ-free hands.

TechTonic High Performance Device and Screen Cleaner is a helpful product you can use to clean your device. This eco-friendly cleaner is non-toxic, alcohol and ammonia free, and comes in recyclable packaging with a non-aerosol bottle. It also comes with a microfiber cloth that’s tough on dirt but gentle on your device and a ventilated cloth carrying pouch.

Organizing Apps, Photos & More

If you’ve noticed your device is running a little slow or you just want to clean up your home screen, organizing your apps can make a huge difference.

First, back up all your apps and photos. You can use services like Google Photos, iCloud Drive, or DropBox.

Next, go through all your apps and remove the ones you never use or no longer want. You can also sort through your camera roll and delete old photos, purge old contacts, clear out your text messages, and more.

Once you’ve cleaned up all your unwanted apps, it’s time to organize. Here are some different ways you can arrange your apps to best suit your daily life:

-Group your apps into categories like “Shopping”, “Finance” or “Social Media”.

-Put your most used apps at the front, like your Calendar or Messages apps.

-Organize your apps by icon color. This may be easier for you to navigate, plus it looks pretty cool.

-Arrange your apps alphabetically. You can place them in folders labeled with its corresponding letter or leave them laid out individually.