What We Do
Miraloma Park Improvement Club is deeply concerned for the health and safety of our residents. MPIC’s Resilient Miraloma Park team was created in 2014 to provide our neighborhood with the organizational structure and resources to empower everyone during times of stress.
Miraloma Park Improvement Club (MPIC) has partnered with the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network to create and implement a plan to strengthen our community so that during times of stress every resident will feel safe and empowered. This initiative is called Resilient Miraloma Park.
WHAT RESILIENT MIRALOMA PARK HAS DONE TO RESPOND TO COVID-19
Resilient Miraloma Park established the RMP COVID19 Response Team. It’s made up of MPIC Board members, NERTS, Block Champions, and other volunteers from the neighborhood. The Team is distributing information on the sheltering in place requirements and how you can help in the COVID-19 response. The Response Team has delivered Shelter-in-Place flyers, informational COVID-19 door hangers, and is engaging in other activities in this response.
As the pandemic continues and more and more cases are diagnosed, high-risk residents staying in their homes to reduce exposure has increased. NERTS, Block Champions, and Miraloma residents are playing an essential role in supporting our vulnerable residents physically and emotionally during this difficult time. We are going to join together and make sure our neighborhood stays healthy and strong.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO RESPOND TO COVID-19
Comply with the Shelter-in-Place Order to shelter at your residence, leaving only to engage in essential activities, essential governmental functions, or to operate essential businesses. Practice social-distancing when in public; wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer; cover coughs and sneezes; don’t shake hands with others. (Below is more information about the Shelter-in-Place Order)
Follow the SF Department of Emergency Management’s Advice, which includes a recommendation that we should check on, by phone or online, older adults, people with underlying medical conditions and others who may be vulnerable and socially isolated. (Below is more detail about the SF Department of Emergency Management’s advice.)
Stay informed by signing up for the City’s COVID-19 alert service / Text COVID19SF to 888-777
Reach out to us! Miraloma residents who have questions or need help to shelter in place should contact MPIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-322-0211
Sign up to be a Miraloma Park volunteer. We may need your help in delivering flyers about COVID-19 to your neighbors, connect with your neighbors who may need help sheltering in place, etc. If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out this form
Call your medical provider and stay home except to get medical care if you currently have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath
SF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH’S SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER OF MARCH 16, 2020 AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MARCH 18, 2020 INFORMATION RELEASE
On March 16, the San Francisco Health Officer issued an Order, requiring residents to shelter at their place of residence, leaving residents only to engage in essential activities, essential governmental functions, or to operate essential businesses. The Order took effect at 12:01am on March 17, 2020 and will continue for three weeks through April 7, 2020. On March 18, the SF Department of Emergency Management issued more information about the city’s response to COVID-19.
It’s imperative that people follow the Order and SFDEM Guidance:
- Obey the Stay Home Order
- When going out for essential activities, maintain social distancing (at least six feet)
- Look out for each other. Check on, by phone or online, older adults, people with underlying medical conditions and others who may be vulnerable and socially isolated.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your cough or sneeze.
- If you are performing an essential service, stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid touching your faceTry alternatives to shaking hands, like a wave
- Clean hard surfaces with approved disinfectant: phone, laptop, door handles, steering wheel and any other surfaces that you come into contact with.
COVID-19 TESTING — SF DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
According to SF Department of Emergency Management, commercial and clinical laboratory COVID-19 testing options are currently available to the public upon clinician referral. All positive COVID-19 cases are reported to the appropriate county public health agencies. Due to limited testing capacity, the SFDPH Public Health Laboratory will continue to prioritize COVID-19 testing resources for hospitalized patients and vulnerable, at-risk populations.
ROUTINE HEALTH APPOINTMENTS — ADVICE FROM SF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
On March 18, the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a press release ordering that routine health care appointments be cancelled, postponed or conducted remotely, and that the city’s cannabis dispensaries do everything possible to promote home delivery of cannabis products in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and to free medical capacity for more acute conditions.