BUTTE COUNTY ORGANIZES DELIVERY TASK FORCE TO ASSIST THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO QUARANTINE
The Facebook page of Butte County relates this recent story of community teamwork during tough times –
“Butte County — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services organized a Delivery Task Force for individuals who have been told by a medical professional to isolate or quarantine.
The Delivery Task Force started today and is available to individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, individuals who are awaiting COVID-19 test results, as well as individuals advised by a medical professional to isolate or quarantine who have no support system.
Individuals who are interested in the delivery service can call 2-1-1 or the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center at 552.3050 for more information. Staff will assist in ensuring all available resources and programs are utilized before referring the individual to the Delivery Task Force.
The Delivery Task Force is intended to fill in possible gaps in resources. The Delivery Task Force can deliver basic necessities, such as groceries and prescriptions. Payment for items must be made in advance. If payment assistance is needed, staff will assist the individual in contacting a local food bank and will deliver a prepackaged box of food.
The Delivery Task Force is available Monday through Saturday from 8am-5pm. For more information, please call 2-1-1 or the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center at 552.3050.
For information on COVID-19 in Butte County, please visit www.buttecounty.net/publichealth”