- March 13, 2020
- Posted by: KBCF
- Category: COVID-19 Support, Foundation News
Key Biscayne Community Foundation Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Updated: March 16, 2020
The following is the KBCF response to the coronavirus situation. Like most local organizations, we are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 coronavirus.
Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of Key Biscayne residents, the KBCF team, our donors, grantee organization staff members, their beneficiaries, partners we work with, and the Greater Miami community. Here are some key updates:
We remain informed. The Florida Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Miami-Dade County are providing the latest updates. We have also reviewed our area’s public health emergency plan and shared it with staff members via email. We are following the best science available from health officials.
As of now, our office is closed until further notice and our team has transitioned to a remote work schedule. We have cancelled any upcoming work-related travel. We continue to encourage good hygiene and health habits, and having video/phone conferences in place of in-person meetings.
All grants and vendor payments will be sent by check via mail. Additionally, all communications, including grant award letters and gift acknowledgements, will be sent electronically. This transition may result in a processing delay. We appreciate your patience.
We understand this is a challenging time for nonprofits focused on emerging community needs. If you are unable to meet either a Foundation grant program application deadline or provide a grant report, please email our Operations Director and let us know: email@example.com
ALL KBCF EVENTS ARE POSTPONED
All scheduled in-person events are postponed for now, through at least March 20th. We may extend these postponements and cancellations as we monitor the development of the COVID-19 situation. We will keep the community updated as plans to reschedule move forward.
We are in close communication with the Village of Key Biscayne and local civic, business, and nonprofit leaders to ensure we are ready to take action on any coordinated community-wide response to COVID-19 and/or its disruption to the daily lives of residents. Working with other organizations is key, as a collective effort will be more effective and successful.
We are currently administering surveys for volunteers to help with senior citizens who may require help during a self-quarantine situation. We are also enquiring as to any seniors who may need help during this time. To volunteer or ask for help, please visit: https://kbcf.org/covid19-support
If you are feeling ill and think you should be evaluated, please follow these guidelines:
For mild to moderate symptoms, contact your family doctor or Florida Department of Health at (305) 324-2400 by phone first;
Call 911 only for very severe or life-threatening illness.
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For any other questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.