COVID-19 UPDATE- MASKS REQUIRED IN OFFICE
While McLeod Alliance remains open as an essential service for McLeod County and the surrounding areas, we have implemented guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you call the office before coming in whenever possible, so that we may complete a brief safety screen related to COVID-19. This phone call will help us to determine how we may safely assist you, and will allow us to explain our current procedures for in-office visits. In accordance with Executive Order 20-81, face coverings will be required in indoor businesses and indoor public settings in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the Governor’s Executive Order here.
According to the CDC and other health officials, COVID-19 can be spread by individuals who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. As such, we are following recommended health and safety precautions by requiring face coverings in our office and practicing social distancing as much as possible.
Our priority is the health and safety of both you and our staff. We thank you for your cooperation! Stay safe, healthy, and well.
Please remember that we are here to help you in any way that we can. You can reach us by calling our 24-hour crisis line at (320) 234-7933 or 1 (800) 934-0851. You can also utilize our “Online Chat” feature to connect with us via chat, voice call, or video call from your device.
Home is not a safe place for everyone.
Covid-19, social isolation, and the Stay at Home order do not cause people to abuse, but can escalate an already abusive situation. Social distancing can increase the severity of domestic violence by limiting access to social supports and resources. Friends, family, and coworkers play a vital safety role in this situation and we can offer support. If you think someone you know is in an abusive relationship, reach out to our crisis hotline. Check in regularly with them through phone calls, texts, emails, mail – without naming your concerns. Let the person know you are continuing to think about them. People experiencing abuse might not feel safe calling or texting because their technology and phone use is being monitored, they might fear the person abusing them will overhear them, or they might no longer have access to a computer or phone. Encourage them to reach out to someone they trust to let them know what is happening in their home or relationship.
McLeod Alliance continues to provide essential crisis and supportive services for McLeod County.
In accordance with the recommended health and safety precautions related to the management of COVID-19, we are limiting in-person contact in our offices unless emergency intervention is needed. Advocates are available to provide support and assistance by phone, email, chat, or video. While our offices remain open, we will request phone contact to complete a brief safety screening related to COVID-19. Please call our office before you come in when at all possible and we will determine how we can safely assist you.
As always, we are here to offer support and have an advocate available through our crisis line 24 hours a day.