SPAN is committed to safety. We also understand that local families need our assistance, especially now, with unemployment at an all-time high. Due to the increased need of many families, SPAN has increased its benefits for those directly affected by the coronavirus. Please call 410-647-0889 Monday - Thursday, 10-1, to see if you qualify for assistance.
Please be assured that SPAN's Board members and directors have come up with revised operating procedures that maximize safety while maintaining our services, based on the recommendations of the CDC. Our plans are dynamic, meaning they will be subject to change as we monitor the situation.
Volunteers are being kept to a bare minimum in the house, and everyone entering the house is required to sign in, have their temperature taken, and to be wearing a mask. Those with temperatures over 100.4 will be sent home. Everyone should also exercise frequent hand-washing and disinfecting of commonly used items such as phones, doorknobs, copier, etc. Clients are being helped remotely from their cars. Clients will call 410-647-0889 upon arrival, and a SPAN interviewer will proceed with the assistance process. Those eligible for food will be able to pick up their boxes from SPAN's side door, without having to come into contact with anyone. SPAN has masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer for anyone who needs it.
If anyone who has been in the SPAN house tests positive for Covid-19, or anyone who has been in the SPAN house has been in contact with someone who has tested positive, CDC guidelines will be followed for isolation/quarantine/office closing.
SPAN's updated hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 12:45pm.
Food and toiletry donations may be dropped off 24/7 using the bin behind the SPAN house. During our office hours, donors may knock on our door, but are advised not to enter the building so as to maintain social distancing. If you are dropping off produce or perishable items, please try to do so during our hours of operation so we can get them into the refrigerator/freezer.
Thank you to all of our loyal donors for continuing to support SPAN throughout this pandemic. Although requests for assistance have gone up and down, demand is sure to rise once the courts start enforcing evictions and the moratorium ends on utility shutoffs.