Friends and valued supporters,
Given the rapidly changing news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are monitoring the situation closely. The people we serve are our highest priority, and we will continue to do everything we
can to provide services while taking the utmost precaution for the health and safety of our participants, clients, staff, and volunteers.
In addition to utilizing good public health practices recommended by local health organizations and experts, we are making plans that can be quickly implemented if needed as more info is available. We are in contact with local health officials and are monitoring any recommended changes to avoid putting our clients, staff, and volunteers at higher risk for infection. We are fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone we serve.
These are the current safety measures we are taking:
- Providing ample hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies throughout our facilities and routinely disinfecting common meeting and workspace surfaces.
- Increased our Janitorial Service to include weekly deep medical-grade cleaning on top of our current twice-weekly disinfectant cleaning.
- Encouraging people to remain at home if they feel sick or are in a more vulnerable category (over age 60, have underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems, and/or are
- Encouraging people to use good preventative practices, including frequent and thorough hand washing; avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth; and social distancing from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Refrain from shaking hands. Fist bumps, elbow bumps and head nods are all acceptable forms of greeting.
At this time, our services and events are operating as scheduled. We will let you know about any significant changes and developments as they occur by providing general updated
information on our Facebook page and website.
We know all too well how stigma impacts communities and the spread of infectious disease. Already, some communities are being targeted in connection to COVID-19, although the virus is not
connected to any race, ethnicity, or nationality. It is important that we address the coronavirus as we would any other contagious disease — with guidance grounded in facts and good public health
practices. We stand with our allies and encourage everyone to be compassionate and prevent stigmatization by sharing accurate
During this time of uncertainty, we are doing our best to remain a place of support and consistency for our participants, clients, staff and volunteers. We will update you when the need arises. In the meantime, if you have any questions please email us. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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