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Public Health adapting during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, Bloomington Public Health continues to help clients and improve health throughout the community.

Reaching families by text 

Access to a home computer can be a barrier for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients, but texting can be an alternative. More than 200 WIC clients have received texts about food, rental assistance and other critical resources.

Delivering food and hope

A family feared eviction and needed food after both parents lost their jobs. In response, a Public Health nurse delivered a meal pack and food gift card, and let the family know about the governor’s suspension of evictions.

Staying connected in different ways

Public Health reaches out to families in different ways. Technology provides ways to interact with clients. For a digital home visit, a nurse used a video call to read a children’s book with a mother and her child.