UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
July 17, 2020
Legislation and Advocacy
We were grateful to receive legislative support this week by a dozen legislators advocating through a letter to Governor Newsom to maintain our adult day program funding while we are in a state of emergency as well as requesting that providers be allowed to keep their Paycheck Protection Program funds. It is also crucial that we continue to advocate to the federal government to initiate a further stimulus bill with funds to the state(s) to avoid deep cuts to our state budgets across the country. To help support our advocacy efforts, please use our ANCOR Email Action Alert tool, linked HERE.
Cypress School Update
We have received clear guidance from Governor Newsom that the California counties on the watchlist are required to start the year with distance learning. Counties are removed from the watchlist after two consecutive weeks of a reduction of COVID cases. We will continue to prepare our campus, train our staff, modify and implement our health and safety procedures, and adapt our instructional practices for the eventual return to in-person instruction once that is an option. Currently, remote instruction is where our energies and resources will be primarily focused as this is our only means of providing instruction until community transmission of the virus is under control. We will be providing a series of behavior trainings for parents to offer strategies in support of creating a more harmonious home environment and promoting independence as we continue distance learning.
Gone for Good Testimonial
“We want to express our thanks for providing online classes for our daughter and the other employees at Gone for Good. The classes have been vital for her well-being. She feels included versus isolated, engaged versus bored, and she is a part of the community that she loves. She is learning so many skills in the classes from life skills, to job skills, to communication skills. Her reading and memory skills have improved through her class participation and she looks forward to her morning exercise class. The encouragement provided by your staff members is largely responsible for her willingness to try new things. We are very pleased that your plan for reopening includes the continuation of online classes that enhance your excellent program. Gone for Good has been a godsend for our daughter and family.”
Public health organizations emphasize that we must continue to take preventive steps that insure safe physical distancing:
- Work hard, be kind, stay safe and stay connected.
- Should you have any additional questions, please contact, via email or text, your Program Coordinator, Manager, Administrator, or Director.
- We hope to return to normal locations and hours as soon as possible.