As our area enters Phase I, we are excited at the prospect of seeing our participants’ faces again soon! We are actively planning a slow reopening, but as we all still remain “safer at home”, we still have proper protocols to put in place before any in-person programs can occur at our center.
We know things are going to look a little different to keep everyone safe and healthy. When we are able to open our doors, we anticipate:
- Small group programs for Day Center and Reconnections participants only. Support groups, education classes, and other caregiver programs will remain virtual at this time.
- We are acquiring additional PPE for our staff, including masks, gowns, and face shields that will be worn regularly. Participants will be required to wear masks.
- Everyone will be required to complete an entry questionnaire daily to screen for possible exposure, including both staff and families.
- The building will be limited to essential staff and program participants. Family members will remain outside at drop-off. Volunteers, outside entertainers, and visitors will not be allowed at this time. Even administrative staff will remain working from home to limit the number of people in the building at any one time.
We know things are going to look different for a little while, and we sincerely appreciate your kindness and patience as we work to ensure our re-opening is as safe as possible. We plan to continue offering as many virtual programs as possible to help keep everyone connected while we slowly open our doors.
We’re all in this together, and your support and cooperation with new protocols will help keep our center healthy!