Covid- 19 Updates
In response to the COVID -19 pandemic we have reinvented how we support people with developmental disabilities at Cedars. We are continuing to provide essential and exceptional services while keeping the health and safety of Cedars participants and staff at the forefront of all we do. This year, how we provide services has changed, but why we do this work has remained the same.
Cedars residential programs are operating around the clock to provide a supportive, loving environment for our residents. Residential staff have supported the implementation of new protocols to keep everyone safe and reimagined ways to keep individuals fully engaged. This includes the development of an online community that offers many activities reflecting the same joyful experience that Cedars clients enjoy in person. Online Bingo, concerts and pet therapy session are some of the favorites.
To maintain participants' rich social lives, support emotional wellness, and continue opportunities to earn income, Cedars day program staff have reimagined programs and developed new daily enriching activities to spark creativity and joy – through online and community based classes, delivery kits, and in-home programs. Vaccines were made available to day program clients and their family members at clinic which was coordinated and hosted by Cedars day program staff.
Cedars Health and Wellness Department, which is entirely donor funded, is more important than ever. In this last year they created and implemented extensive safety protocols and collaborated with the Marin County Health Department to make sure Cedars had all the most updated information. When the vaccines became available, they coordinated with Cedars program managers and oversaw 12 vaccination clinics for clients, staff and families. Cedars comprehensive safety procedures have saved lives over the past year and will continue to be of critical importance moving forward.
We’re planning for a slow, careful re-opening and prioritizing health and safety, while incorporating our lessons learned and new skills wherever possible as we transition forward.
Regular email updates are being sent out to family members by Cedars Executive Director, Chuck Greene. If you are not currently receiving these updates and would like to, please contact email@example.com. Past updates can also be found in the CFA Portal.
We are grateful for your help as we continue to come together in our shared mission of inspiring creative, productive, joyous and healthy lives for individuals with developmental disabilities. Your support is appreciated now more than ever.