Kountze Commons Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Right now is an unprecedented and frightening time in our nation and in the world. Kountze Commons is committed to serving those most vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic and in its wake. Our mission is to Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, and Tend the Soul. Kountze Commons takes seriously the importance of being nimble, flexible, and safe in order to serve those who are affected by Coronavirus during this time and who need our services most.
Below is information regarding changes and updates to the services provided at Kountze Commons for our patients, clients, and guests who come through various points of entry to receive our services.
Kountze Food Pantry volunteers pre-fill food bags for volunteers to run out to guests who utilize the Kountze Food Pantry. Additionally, the Kountze Food Pantry has expanded its pantry services by adding additional hours that guests can come and receive food. The expanded hours occur every Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. on top of regularly scheduled Kountze Food Pantry hours every Monday. The Kountze Food Pantry has provided food to guests who have tested positive for COVID-19 in order to prevent these individuals from having to go to the store and purchase food, further preventing these individuals from potentially spreading the virus as well.
The Del and Lou Ann Weber Healing Gift Free Clinic and pharmacy continues to see patients and serve those who need medical care. Patients are currently being screened for symptoms of Coronavirus before their medical appointment. The pharmacy associated with the Del and Lou Ann Weber Healing Gift Free Clinic continues to fill prescriptions and run prescriptions out to patients who come to pick them up in a drive-thru and walk-up approach outside of the building.
Methodist Community Health Clinic also continues to see patients and serve those who need medical care. Patients are being screened for symptoms of Coronavirus before their medical appointment.
Lutheran Family Services offices are telecommuting and providing all behavioral health therapy via telehealth services. Therapists are working remotely via telehealth, meaning any therapist providing telehealth services can be assigned a client in any part of the state, and similarly, any client accessing telehealth services can be assigned any therapist throughout the state.