UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
May 8, 2020
Happy Mother’s Day! While we keep our mother’s safe by physical distancing, there has never been a time when we are more grateful for everything they have done for us; supporting us, nurturing us, feeding us, teaching us, and most of all, loving us unconditionally. Our UCP of the North Bay community of mothers are amazing miracle workers. Their support during these very challenging times has never been more needed and we are forever thankful!
At UCP of the North Bay, we continue to be extremely proud of our community from our students and their teachers and aides, our employees with disabilities and their Program Leaders/Supervisors, our Supported Employment community, our Seniors and last but certainly not least, our hard working Administrative staff. Everyone is doing a part to keep everyone safe, to shelter in place, stay home as much as possible but still stay connected.
UCP of the North Bay initiated a Giving Tuesday Campaign that began on Tuesday, May 5 and will run through May 31. The campaign raises funds for purchasing and “giving” Amazon Fire Tablets to children and adults with disabilities that are unable to join our online classes or visit with family and friends without them. Anyone can participate in this campaign by visiting www.ucpnb.org, clicking on Donate to #GivingTuesdayNow, and donating $60 for one tablet. In just three days, we have ordered 70 tablets for distribution to our program participants.
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