Coronavirus

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

Continue to check here, visit our Facebook page, or call our Greenwood office at 864-227-1001 for updates.

 

As we continue to monitor the latest developments with COVID-19 (also referred to as coronavirus), Cornerstone’s first priority remains the health, safety, and security of our clients, staff, and the communities that we serve.

 

Cornerstone has taken the following steps to mitigate risk:

 

  • All presentations and outside meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  • Cornerstone is limiting access for NON ESSENTIAL VISITORS. We ask that only clients themselves come for appointments.  Family services are being discouraged at this time until further notice.
  • We are implementing COVID-19 screening on everyone who enters the agency, including staff.
  • We are also increasing our frequency of “sanitization” throughout our office locations.
  • All staff will masks in common areas and when meeting with clients
  • All clients will be requested to wear masks

If you feel sick or have a fever…

If you feel sick or have a fever, please stay home and contact your primary healthcare provider.

Self Regional Healthcare, the Abbeville Area Medical Center, and the Edgefield County Hospital have all instituted new patient protocols in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at their websites:

 

You can also contact the MUSC Health Virtual Care Telehealth service at MUSChealth.org/virtual-care.

 

 

 

 

Narcan is still available for clients and/or individuals who have a loved one at risk of an opioid overdose as well as for concerned community members. To obtain Narcan, call our Greenwood office at 864-227-1001.

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Prevention Tips

 

While a new type of illness can be scary, you can help protect yourself by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for preventing respiratory illnesses.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and put it in the trash immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get the influenza vaccine.

 

 

Coping With Anxiety And Stress

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

 

 

 

 

Recovery Support Resources

The schedules for many AA, NA, and other 12-step meetings have been disrupted due to the Coronavirus crisis. Here are some resources for virtual or online meetings.

 

Organization / Services Online Link
AA Columbia Intergroup Office http://www.area62.org/intergroups/index.php?id=3
WEconnect Recovery (free online support) https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/
Unity Recovery (free online All Recovery meetings) https://unityrecovery.org/ 
Online AA Intergroup http://www.aa-intergroup.org
In The Rooms (live video meetings) https://www.intherooms.com/home/live-meetings/
SMART Recovery (online meetings) https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php
Grupo de AA por Skype (Spanish-speaking online meetings) https://grupoaaskype.es.tl/
Recovery Chat Rooms https://stepchat.com/chat/room1.htm
Online 12-Step Meetings https://www.12step.org/social/online-meetings/
Lion Rock Online AA Meetings and Support Groups https://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-aa-meetings-and-support-groups
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Addiction Policy Forum Connections App https://www.addictionpolicy.org/connections-app

 

 

Health Resources

The most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and the SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) websites.

 

 

 

At-Home Learning Resources for Parents

With schools being closed until at least April, many parents are looking for resources to foster learning while their children at home. Below is a list of science-based programs and curriculums that children and youth can do to learn more about addiction and the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/lessonplans

https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/

http://forensics.rice.edu/en/For-Educators/index.html

https://bscs.org/resources/educator-resource-center/drug-abuse-addiction-and-the-adolescent-brain/

https://www.smokescreengame.org/

http://www.play2prevent.org

http://www.scholastic.com/drugs-and-your-body/

https://create.kahoot.it/pages/test/dea33ab0-584e-4ed0-9464-5a1ec01b22aa?_=1584372908

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/mind-matters/opioids

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/mind-matters/nicotine

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/mind-matters/marijuana

http://www.epiedmovement.org/drugepi.html