*****Local Resource List****

 

Berrien County Health Department: http://www.bchdmi.org/278/Health-Department

 

Community Resources: Call 211

Food Banks and Pantries:
• Seventh Day Adventist Church: 140 Seneca St., Benton Harbor, MI (269) 252-9929 - free food is by appointment only, can be used every 30 days. Fruits, Vegetables, baby formula and other goods.
• St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church: 1753 Union Ave., Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-2670. Needy from Benton Harbor can stop in including families in poverty and the unemployed.
• Catholic Community Center: 346 Catlpa, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 926-6424. Referrals needed from the Foodlink service. Walk-ins not accepted. Application to SNAP food stamps are provided to very low income.
• Watervliet Free Methodist Church: 7734 Paw Paw Ave., Watervliet, MI 49098 (269) 463-8280
• Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Warehouse: 311 Miller St., Benton Harbor, MI (269) 475-4211. Qualified families can use the food bank. There may also be toilet paper, detergent, razors for shaving, laundry soap and free diapers for single moms.
• Salvation Army Pantry - Benton Harbor Corps Food Bank: 233 Michigan, Benton Harbor, MI (269) 927-1353. Find hunger prevention services from the regional church. Everything from financial aid to Angel Tree, applications are provided. Low Cost thrift store and food pantry.
• Niles Salvation Army Center: 424 North 15th St., Niles, MI (269) 684-2660. We offer free food, Meals on Wheals and emergency utility bill help.
• Neighbor To Neighbor: 9147 US 31 North, Berrien Springs, MI (269) 471-7411
• Woodland Shores Baptist Church and Caring Cupboard Pantry: 3555 Shawnee Rd., Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4673. Clothing, groceries, Seniors get priority.
• Other Food pantries in Berrien Co: (616) 784-3250.

 

FOOD For STUDENTS
Use the link below to locate schools near you: https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/

 

To VOLUNTEER
www.michigan.gov/fightcovid19

  1. Patient Management: 

    1. A statement will go on file today (3/30/2020) stating the following: 

      1. At All Star Family Chiropractic our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. Often in times of uncertainty, there can be a wealth of misinformation spread, especially in today’s digital age. As a leading healthcare authority in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and to let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. According to the latest reports from the CDC and other national healthcare providers, the current health risks are minimal for most age groups. We recommend all of our patients to wash their hands frequently, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you aren’t feeling well.  At All Star Family Chiropractic we follow strict cleaning policies for the protection of both our staff and our patients. Each staff member maintains rigorous personal hygiene standards as well preparing for every patient interaction. We use CDC approved disinfectants across the entire office, with extensive cleaning after each patient to ensure a safe and clean environment. These procedures are of utmost importance in our office and will continue to be the standards we uphold for our community. Please know that we are following local and national updates daily, and will continue to maintain the highest level of safety and patient care that you have come to expect. If you have any questions regarding your future appointments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please advise us if you have traveled internationally in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with another person who has been diagnosed with or under investigation for COVID-19, and whether you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath. 

    2. Starting 3/30/2020 on all text messages confirming appointments the following statement will be sent: 

      1. Please advise us if you have traveled internationally in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with another person who has been diagnosed with or under investigation for COVID-19, and whether you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath. 

    3. When a patient enters, temperature is to be taken with no-touch or forehead reading thermometer. 

    4. If anyone has an elevated temperature with associated symptoms they will be directed to call their PCP and self-quarantine until further direction is determined. 

 

  1. Cleaning procedures

    1. Tables are to be cleaned per CDC guidelines between each family seen. 

      1. If Clorox wipes are used, the tables are to remain glistening wet for 4 minutes. 

      2. All other cleaners will be cross checked and timed appropriately at this website:  https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

    2. Door knobs and other high traffic areas are to be wiped down a minimum of 2-4 times a day depending on office traffic, ideally every hour. 

      1. Inside and outside door handles

      2. Bathroom door knobs, sink handles, toilet handle and light switches

    3. The check-in computer has been shut down, office staff will be checking patients in. 

    4. Toys are now a minimum and will be cleaned after each use. All stuffed animals are to be put away until the virus passes.

    5. All touchable surfaces, tables, private adjusting rooms, exam room, xray room, and report room will be sanitized after each use. 

 

  1. Staff and Patient Hygiene procedures

    1. Staff is to wash or sanitize hands upon entering the office. 

    2. Handwashing is to last at least 20 seconds. 

    3. Staff and patients are to cover cough or sneeze with a tissue. 

    4. Staff and patients are to refrain from touching their face. If they do, they should sanitize their hands immediately. 

    5. Staff and patients are to keep 6 feet of distance from each as much as possible. This does not include the doctor and patient. 

 

  1. Dealing with Staff Presenting with Symptoms

    1. If staff is feeling ill, is coughing, has shortness of breath and a fever, they will be required to go home or stay home depending on when symptoms present. 

    2. Staff temperatures are to be taken twice daily while in the office. Once upon arrival and once at lunch. 

 

  1. What to do if a Patient Tests Positive

    1. If a patient tests positive, then the doctor will self-quarantine until a negative test comes back or 14 days have passed without symptoms. If the doctor becomes ill, the return to work will be following the CDC guidelines. 

    2. Notification of patients that would be in close contact: Per the CDC recommendations, if a person is just passing by another person and is not wearing PPEs, they are at low risk for catching it. Therefore, unless close contact was engaged, there should be no need to share that someone has tested positive from our office. If there was close contact, patients will be notified to keep an eye on symptoms and to self-quarantine. 

All Star's Response to COVID19

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All Star Family Chiropractic
2640 S Cleveland Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Office hours:

Monday:

8:30 - 12:30 & 2:00 - 6:00

Tuesday: 

2:30 - 6:30

Wednesday:

8:30 - 12:30 & 2:00 - 6:00

Thursday:

8:30 - 12:30 & 2:00 - 6:00