COVID-19 Resources

 

Recent Critical Updates

  • According to DEW, weekly certifications by employees will NOT be required for employer-filed unemployment claims. This is a change from DEW’s previous practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is anticipated last through the pandemic. Employees who filed their own claims will still need to certify weekly.
  • MUHA's Employer-Filed Unemployment Claim for Charleston and the RHN for the week of June 21– 27, 2020 has been submitted (6/30/2020).
  • MUSC Physicians Employer-Filed Unemployment Claim for Charleston and RHN for the week of June 21-27, 2020 has been submitted (7/1/2020).
  • Temporary Layoff FAQs available for MUHA and MUSCP. Links below.

 

Resources from the Office of Health Promotion

Request Food or Financial Support

Current and temporarily laid-off MUSC Care Team Members can self-nominate or identify a unit or department for consideration of food support by completing this form. This is open to current employees and those impacted by temporary layoffs.

This form allows for any MUSC Care Team Member to identify themselves to anonymously receive food support in the way of a free meal, grocery gift care or meal kit provided by an external restaurant that can be picked up by the nominated individual:

If you know someone who would benefit and they do not have access to MUSC email, please share the link with them or have them contact Dr. Susan Johnson.

MUSC Care Team Food & Well-Being Support Private Facebook Group:

The MUSC Office of Health Promotion has created a private Facebook group with the goal of connecting you and your families with free resources and food support during this difficult time.

Join the Facebook group to access all of the most up-to-date information.

MUSC Pantry Project: Food Assistance for Children of MUSC Charleston Employees

MUSC is providing free pre-packaged, shelf-stable bags of food for children. Current employees and those temporarily laid off are eligible, however an MUSC badge must be shown to receive a bag. Child does not need to be present. Learn more about this program (PDF).

Pick-Up Details: Drive through in front of the MUSC Dental Clinic at 29 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29403 on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Produce Pick-Up

Current MUSC Health team members and those temporarily laid-off due to COVID-19 may pick up free produce from the MUSC Charleston Urban Farm.
Produce is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., first come, first serve (while supplies last) and bring your own bag.

Groceries 2 Go

Anyone with an MUSC badge may purchase deeply discounted pre-packaged bundles of groceries. Options include grab-and-go with no pre-order required or a custom pre-order through the online platform. Purchase a bundle or pick-up your preorder at PJs Coffee on Tuesday's, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. See the flyer for more information (PDF).

The Lowcountry Food Bank: Help Feeding Children or Whole Family

The Lowcountry Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance to 10 coastal counties in SC. To find area resources to feed children, or find food assistance for the whole family, visit the Lowcountry Food Bank website for more information.

SNAP and TANF

Some individuals may now qualify for SNAP, a federal nutrition program that helps individuals stretch food budgets and buy healthy food, or TANF, a time-limited program that assists families with children. Learn more or apply at https://scmapp.sc.gov/ or call 800-616-1309.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded, state-operated program aimed to assist low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are nutritionally vulnerable. WIC provides supplemental foods, nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, and other services. To find out if you are income eligible for WIC benefits visit http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/start.jsf

Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The SFMNP is a seasonal USDA grant program that provides low income individuals ages 60+ fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmer’s markets. The program runs from May 1 to October 15.

To receive benefits: Contact Seandra Kelly, SFMNP Program Coordinator via phone 803-898-1760

COVID-19 Resiliency Clinic

MUSC, MUHA, and MUSC-P faculty and staff can be seen for free brief COVID-19 specific stress management and resiliency bolstering coping strategies within one to four individual telehealth clinical support sessions. This opportunity is also available to the who have recently been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 response. These sessions focus on learning tools to manage and cope with stressors related to COVID-19 care.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Resiliency Clinic (PDF) - link requires NetID and Password

Contact: Dr. Melissa Milanak or 843-792-0042

MUSC Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Current MUSC, MUHA, and MUSC-P faculty and employees, as well as those temporarily laid off due to COVID-19, and their families can be seen for free, short term counseling. An operator is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sessions are by appointment only.

Contact: Jeni Bowers-Palmer  or 843-792-2848

Florence Resources

MUSC Health Florence employees looking to receive assistance or support a local organization should contact: