Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, agency partners and the community we serve. United Way of Marathon County is closely watching the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessing the situation daily, following all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department. In conjunction with local health officials, we are working to slow the spread of the person-to-person transmission, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease.
- Honor the public health recommendations: If you’re delivering anything to any location, follow the suggestion of social distancing – ring the doorbell and move away from the door, text or call ahead.
- Feel connected through volunteering. Know that the people you are helping appreciate the outreach and you are helping people feel connected. Emailing, texting, writing letters, phone calls and online platforms are a great place to feel connected. Social distancing is recommended to slow the spread of this virus.
- Look for opportunities that are limited in size: Organizations know how important of a role they play in minimizing the spread of the disease. If you are committed to volunteering with others, look for smaller group sizes. Maintain 6-feet of distance from those around you.
- Stay home when you are sick: Volunteers who are showing signs of physical illness should not volunteer. Stay safe, practice safe handwashing and limit exposure. Thanks to people who think like you, there will be plenty of volunteers out there to help when needed.
View volunteer opportunities here. If your agency needs volunteers (small group, solo and safe) or any in-kind items, contact Krista Mischo, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 715-298-5719 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.