UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
March 20, 2020
At UCP of the North Bay, we take the health and safety of the people we support and our employees extremely seriously, so a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak is currently our top priority. We are constantly reviewing guidance from the CDC and other public health experts on the most effective ways to remain safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Using that information along with internal conversations with key team members, we’ve implemented a proactive response for all employees on preventing community spread of this contagious virus. Please take seriously these recommendations for social distancing.
Public health organizations have made it clear that we can take preventive steps NOW to slow community spread. While there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases at UCP of the North Bay, here are some of the proactive steps we are taking:
- On March 16, 2020, the UCP of the North Bay Administrative Offices closed. Administrative staff have been actively working remotely from home. We will be available, via cell phone and e-mail, to assist the community as needed. We anticipate reopening on April 8, 2020. However, the situation remains very fluid. Communication will be updated every Friday.
- On March 16, 2020, all UCP of the North Bay Adult Day Programs closed, including OADS and the Senior Program in Sonoma County, WineBev Services in Napa County, and Gone for Good in Solano County. We anticipate reopening April 8, 2020. However, the situation remains very fluid and we will reassess in weekly increments. Communication will be updated every Friday, until reopening.
- On March 16, 2020, Cypress School closed. The situation remains very fluid and we will reassess in weekly increments to determine when it would be safe to reopen the school. Communication will be updated every Friday, until reopening.
- We hope everyone’s attempts to slow the spread of the virus is effective and we can return to normal locations and hours as soon as possible. Thank you.
In addition to our internal response, we urge you to stay updated on the progression of the COVID-19 in the North Bay, California, and the United States and its impact on people with disabilities:
- People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities – Forbes
- Webinar on COVID-19 Update and Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention