The QC Welcome Promise is a commitment to help promote the health, safety, and vitality of our community. The promise promotes a shared message about our region’s re-opening and confirms our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment. The promise also includes a commitment from Quad Citizens and visitors to follow guidelines and to do their part in keeping everyone in our family of communities safe.
Visitors, customers, and business owners are encouraged to join the QC Welcome Promise. The following items are available for download on the QC Welcome Promise website:
Transitions Mental Health Services has launched the T-COVID Support Line. The talk line has been created to support you if you have been struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 309-581-2858, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.
Indoors, outdoors, anywhere you go, help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We can work together by staying apart. #TogetherQC @QCTrails.org
Avoid gathering in groups. Stay at least 6 feet apart
Everybody, even dinosaur lovers, can use a little help understanding how to stay 6 feet apart from others! #TogetherQC
Do: Make sure you can breathe through it
Do: Wear it whenever going in public
Do: Make sure it covers your nose and mouth
Do: Wash after using
Don’t: Use on children under age 2
Don’t: Use surgical masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for health care workers
Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.
The book is aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from Coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.
You can download the book here. It is also translated into multiple languages here.
The COVID-19 Health Literacy Project has translated multiple COVID-19 fact sheets into more than 30 different languages. These resources can be accessed at https://covid19healthliteracyproject.com/#languages.
The 2-1-1 website offers a search bar to find answers to specific questions regarding finding food, paying housing bills, and other essential services. You can also dial 211 on your phone to speak to someone who can help. http://211.org/services/covid19