April 2020
COVID-19 Updates
We continue to serve!
INCA Community Services provides vital community services in Johnston, Atoka, Marshall, and Murray Counties. With the likely continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we understand that people may be feeling anxious about the safety of our public services; we take this very seriously. Some of our programs and services may experience temporary or prolonged closures, to protect both the safety of our clients and staff, while others will continue to serve the public with the vital support needed especially during this trying time. Click to read our full statement
We're in this together!
PROVIDING MEALS Since Mid-March JAMM Transit has partnered with several public schools districts and senior citizen sites in the area to deliver meals to children and seniors during the COVID-19 closures. JAMM is committed to helping our vulnerable populations stay safe, healthy, and fed while promoting "safer at home" practices. To date JAMM has delivered:
5,409 MEALS!
Meal delivery to Atoka students was featured on KTEN News.
PROVIDING SUPPORT Since Mid-March INCA-RSVP in partnership with the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, Our Neighbors Cupboard, and Johnston County Emergency Management formed a COVID-19 Response Team and Hotline to provide social contact for isolated senior citizens and Emergency Care Packages. Providing support and resources to this vulnerable population during this very confusing and isolating time is crucial to their health and well-being. To date INCA-RSVP has provided:
158 CARE PACKAGES!
Care Packages for Seniors was featured on KXII News.
STAYING CONNECTED INCA-RSVP volunteers may not be able to be out in the community at their regular volunteer sites during this time, but it has not slowed them down. Volunteers are hard at work making homemade masks for hospitals, INCA staff, and seniors care packages, and calling friends, family, neighbors, and home bound residents to promote both physical and mental health and well-being during COVID-19 related isolation.
Donations and Volunteers Needed!
Throughout our service area we have a lot of residents that are extra vulnerable right now due to  COVID-19 , especially seniors, disabled, and home bound individuals. Our goal is to improve conditions by providing Emergency Care Packages to support health and well being during the crisis in all 4 of our counties. Please consider helping us, help others if you are able. Donations of the items listed are accepted in all 4 counties, as well as volunteers to help deliver bags, please call (844)462-2457 for more details.
We are still committed to helping our community!
JAMM Transit Providing Rides
In accordance with the Governor's essential service order and to meet the on-going needs of our community JAMM Transit continues to provide transportation for necessary travel, and will be waiving fares effective March 28, 2020 until further notice. Keeping everyone safe and healthy is our #1 priority, so expected wait times may be longer because we are practicing social distancing through designated seating and limiting the number of passengers in our vehicles at one time. Please call your local office or 844-462-2457 to schedule your ride. 
Head Start Classrooms Closed
Beginning Monday March 23rd all INCA Head
Start and Early Head Start classrooms will
be closed to students until further notice to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
We apologize for the inconvenience during this uncertain time, but we must prioritize the health and safety of our children and families as well as the welfare of our community.
Staff miss their students very much and have continued to support families as much as possible remotely, through regular contact between parents and teachers.
COVID-19 Staff Announcements
INCA’s leadership team met to discuss INCA’s emergency plan concerning the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. We will continue to provide updates by email and on our website as changes arise. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace by encouraging and adopting practices that protect the health of our employees, visitors and the people we serve. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of a pandemic. 
Reminders
The 2020 Census is Here and It's Important!
So far INCA employees have already helped secure  $1,959,750   in funding for our community just by completing the  2020 Census ! It's easy and safe to complete your Census from your home online, by phone, or by mail.  Don't wait, your community is counting on YOU!
Helpful Resources
The outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has put many citizens in a place of uncertainty -- Benefits.gov is here to help! In order to help families and individuals find the resources they need, Benefits.gov has released a new article, Click to read "Finding the Right Help during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak" . In the article, you will find helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families. 
For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak, visit Coronavirus.gov to learn more about how to protect and prepare yourself and your community. 
Oklahoma receives daily updates from the Oklahoma State Department of Health . To keep up with the impact on covid-19 please visit the following website:  coronavirus.health.ok.gov/
C oronavirus Tax Relief

Attention seniors who are Social Security recipients and railroad retirees! The U.S. Treasury announced that you will not be required to file a tax return to get your COVID-19 rebate check. You will receive these rebates as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as you would normally receive your benefits. You can find the updated guidance from the IRS at www.IRS.gov/coronavirus.

Do you have questions about getting your COVID rebate check? Visit this website for more information www.mullin.house.gov/coronavirus-faq
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INCA's Mission
INCA Community Services, Inc. shall operate programs to alleviate the causes of poverty and enhance the public health and welfare by opening to everyone the opportunity to work, have safe and affordable housing, transportation, training and education, and live in decency and dignity.