UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
May 15, 2020
Our UCP of the North Bay Giving Tuesday Campaign that concludes on May 31 has raised enough funds to purchase 107 Amazon Fire Tablets for children and adults with disabilities to join our online classes and visit with family and friends. Once we have ensured that all our participants have a device to connect online, we will begin to support other agencies by donating tablets for their participants. Our goal is to help ensure that distance learning is a viable option for agencies serving our population. Please visit www.ucpnb.org and click on #GivingTuesdayNow to donate and to hear a special message from our Honorary Campaign Chair, Michael Prichard. You can “give” one Amazon Fire Tablet to a child or adult for every $60 that you donate to the campaign.
This is a good time to acknowledge the support that UCP of the North Bay is receiving from families, care providers, and residential facilities with our Distance Learning and Outreach Programs. More and more students and adult participants are joining us each week for online classes, meetings, and recreation activities. This would not happen without adjusting schedules, prioritizing classes, and promoting the importance of continued participation with UCP of the North Bay. We are doing our best to provide quality programs, document our successes, and maintain all our services so that students have Cypress School and adults participants have Gone for Good, WineBev Services, OADS, Supported Employment, and our Senior Program to come back to as soon as possible.
We continue to take the health and safety of the people we support and our employees extremely seriously, so a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak remains 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 continue our proactive response for all employees on preventing community spread of this contagious virus. We are beginning to make preparations for slowly re-opening our programs when it becomes safe to do so. We are not quite there yet! Please take seriously the continuing recommendations for social distancing. We are saving lives!
Public health organizations continue to make clear that we must continue to take preventive steps NOW to slow community spread. In addition, please check the UCPNB website for weekly updates from the Adult Outreach Program and the Cypress School Distance Learning School. Work hard, be kind, stay home and stay connected.
- 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