UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
May 1, 2020
UCP of the North Bay is fortunate to be able to continue providing services for the children that are enrolled at Cypress School and the adults that attend Gone for Good, WineBev Services, OADS, and Senior Program. To learn more about what we are doing, please go to www.ucpnb.org and click on Outreach Programs at the top of the page. We update our program information weekly with information about online classes, activities, and support that we are providing participants, students, and their families.
Last week, our Adult Day Programs presented 85 online classes with a total attendance of 1,137 at an average of 13 participants per class. On average, 91% of our participants are speaking with their assigned staff member individually each day. Cypress School continues to provide online classes that coincide with our regular school day. Importantly, they are providing individualized in-home support plans for students prepared by their Teacher, and their Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Behaviorist as assigned.
Our first Group Supported Employment work crew including participants will be returning to work on Monday, May 4 at the Petaluma Recycling Center, an essential business. Returning to work for each individual participant is entirely voluntary and safety precautions and training requirements will be followed by all staff members and participants. Individual Supported Employment continues to have several participants work at essential businesses supported by Job Coaches.
Please take seriously the continuing recommendations for social distancing. We are saving lives! Work hard, be kind, stay home and stay connected.
- On March 16, 2020, the UCP of the North Bay Administrative Offices closed. Administrative staff are working remotely from home and are available, via cell phone and e-mail, to assist the community. We anticipate reopening June 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. The situation remains very fluid and is reassessed weekly. Communication will be updated every Friday, until reopening.
- On March 16, 2020, Cypress School closed and will remain closed until the end of the current school year. We still hope to reopen for summer school. However, the situation remains very fluid and is reassessed weekly. Communication will be updated every Friday, until reopening.
- Should you have any additional questions, please contact, via email or text, your Program Coordinator, Manager, Administrator, or Director.
- We hope everyone’s attempts to slow the spread of the virus are effective and we can return to normal locations and hours as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
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