COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information
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Be sure to monitor our website and our Facebook page for any updates as well as a list of prevention and recovery support resources.
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.
- Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html for tips on managing stress and anxiety.
- For tips on how to cope with COVID-19 and social isolation as a person in long-term recovery, visit https://www.shatterproof.org/blog/how-im-coping-covid-19-and-social-isolation-person-long-term-recovery.
- Visit https://loseitblog.com/2019/04/03/5-stress-relieving-stretches-sure-to-satisfy/ to learn stretches that can help release tension.
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|
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.