The Northside Chronicle and Northside Leadership Conference’s Allegheny General Hospital Partnership Coordinator create a sign-up form for neighbors to find or be a “buddy.”

By NSC Staff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an “Interim Guidance” resource “to help community- and faith-based organizations (CFBOs), whose members may include vulnerable populations, plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” in their communities. The CDC recommends establishing “buddy” systems to help hard-to-reach and vulnerable neighbors stay connected to related news and services.

“Special consideration should be given to communicating risk to vulnerable populations in your community, including older adults and others with access and functional needs. Encourage those you serve to seek out a “buddy” who will check on and help care for them if they get sick.”

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