March 2020 Archive

UPDATE 3/25/2020:

Keep an eye out for your invitation to meet up online!  We can't wait to see you all soon!  Click HERE for upcoming dates.  Check out the links on the right side of this page (scroll down on mobile devices) for up to date information in your area.

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT IDEAS ON WAYS WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET CREATIVE AND HELP SUPPORT EACH OTHER!  

URGENT UPDATE  3/20/2020:

Late yesterday, it was announced that Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.  We realize that it was short notice for most of us, and we appreciate that we all did what we could to abide by the request, given the essential nature of what we all do in our community.  We are coming up with creative ways to engage with everyone, so please check back periodically!  Be well and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT IDEAS ON WAYS WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET CREATIVE AND HELP SUPPORT EACH OTHER!  

UPDATE 3/19/2020:
Earlier today, we notified our families that after much thought and discussion, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily discontinue services as of 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020.  We hope that this will allow the families and caregivers of those who have been in attendance to make alternate arrangements for the coming weeks.  If you have been sending your family member to their program but can volunteer to have them remain at home tomorrow, that would be ideal.  Otherwise, we stand ready to provide you with support through 5 p.m. if you need our support while you make arrangements at home.

 

This decision was based on information received late last evening and early this morning.  There was guidance from the Department of Developmental Services’ website that suggested that site-based day programs should discontinue services.  The statement read. “To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, all site-based day services are to be canceled across the state of California until further guidance is issued.”  We believe that, although we have been in full compliance with the guidance set forth by the CDC and local health authorities, we find ourselves at the point where we believe we need to temporarily discontinue services to ensure compliance.  
 

It was suggested that we consider alternate means to provide services, such as electronic communication (e.g., Skype, FaceTime, etc.), and although we have some ideas on ways we may be able to help out our local families, we would really appreciate any ideas that you have.  This is uncharted territory, and we believe that you are the expert on ways that we might be able to support your family member.  Please click HERE to submit your ideas so we can work to be as creative and meaningful as possible.  If you, a family member, neighbor, or friend has experience as a first responder that is willing to lend a hand in the event that someone in our community finds themselves in need, please share their info with us as well, as we are putting together a list of resources in hopes of being able to respond if we can.  

 

Thank you for your support, patience and well-wishes.  We are committed to reconvening as soon as safe to do so.

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and we will continue to update you as necessary. While there is no need to panic, there is reason for concern as well as take precautions. Attached to this page is an informational flyer regarding this virus.

What WE are doing:

  • Providing updates from the CDC as soon as there are significant developments.

  • Monitoring the health of all of our clients and staff.

  • We will be sending any client or staff home when they present cold or flu symptoms.

 

In the meantime, the best way to prevent the spread of any illness is to follow these protocols:

  • Stay home when ill. This includes symptoms such as fever, cough/difficulty breathing and/or

  • intestinal problems. Stay home at least 24 hours after you are fever free.

  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not
    readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve (elbow) or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash
    your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as door handles.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Estamos monitoreando de cerca la situación de Coronavirus y continuaremos actualizándolo según sea

necesario. Si bien no hay necesidad de entrar en pánico, hay motivos para preocuparse y tomar

precauciones. Adjunto a este pagina hay un volante informativo sobre este virus.

Qué estamos haciendo:

  • Proporcionar actualizaciones de los CDC tan pronto como haya novedades significativas.

  • Monitorear la salud de todos nuestros clientes y personal.

  • Enviaremos a cualquier cliente o personal a casa cuando presenten síntomas de resfriado o gripe.
     

Mientras tanto, la mejor manera de prevenir la propagación de cualquier enfermedad es seguir estos

protocolos:

  • Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo. Esto incluye síntomas como fiebre, tos / dificultad para
    respirar y / o problemas intestinales. Quédese en casa al menos 24 horas después de que no tenga fiebre.

  • Lávese las manos con frecuencia durante al menos 20 segundos con agua y jabón. Si no hay agua
    y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60 por ciento de alcohol.

  • Tosa / estornude en su manga (codo) o un pañuelo desechable, luego tire el pañuelo a la basura y lávese las manos.

  • Limpie y desinfecte objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia, como las manijas de las puertas.

  • Evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.

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