As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, I want to reassure you that our priorities remain the same, the safety and health of the people we support, as well as all our employees.
It takes each and every one of us to limit and contain the spread of COVID19, which can have serious effects on your loved one, others they share programs with, our staff and your family.
We have decided to temporarily pause family visits to your home as well as visits at the IRA. Each family has their own unique situation; therefore, mangers will be reaching out to you to discuss your loved ones situation.
We made this decision due to the rapid community spread of COVID19. Many of our locations are in the 5%-11% positive rate of COVID19. It’s important to protect your loved one, you and our employees.
Please know that we have made this decision with the best interest of all involved.
Guidance continues to change almost daily between NYS, County and OPWDD.
Community Services for Every1 continues to monitor COVID-19 exposure and our region’s numbers of positive cases and hospitalizations. We have been operating in a proactive manner with a range or precautionary measures since early spring. As there have been recent spikes in positive cases in our Western New York region, please remain advised that progression, pause or reversal of our phases of program opening/operations and protocols will be determined by our team, based on continual monitoring and regulatory guidance.
Please visit our website at www.csevery1.com and click on the RED COVID19 Information button for latest guidance. Please also utilize our COVID19 designated mailbox for questions at COVID19@csevery1.com or call 716-883-8888, EXT 707.
As you may be aware, yesterday 11/9/2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a large portion of Erie County as a “Yellow Zone” according to his Micro Cluster Initiative to reduce the spread of COVID19.
What does this mean for your loved one who receives support from Community Services for Every1:
The safety of your loved one is our priority. We are continuing our diligence by wearing masks or face coverings, utilizing proper hand hygiene and ensuring our homes and buildings are clean and disinfected regularly.
OPWDD is recommending weekly testing of our employees and those we support while in the designated Yellow Zone. While this is not a requirement, we have communicated that proactive testing is available to our staffing and your loved one.
There is no cost associated with testing if people go through the Department of Health testing sites. If they choose to go elsewhere, they may be charged a fee, this fee will not be reimbursed by the agency. Therefore, we have suggested people go to the following link https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-testing-information or call the Dept. of Health directly to request testing based on the cluster initiative 716-858-2929.
Our staff will assist your loved one as necessary with obtaining proactive testing.
Join us for our upcoming Informational Session for Families, Advocates and Outside Providers at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Mindy Cervoni, President & CEO, will inform families, advocates and outside providers of the status of program operations and agency safety measures as a result of the pandemic.
We are seeking questions IN ADVANCE of the meeting. They can be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-883-8888 ext. 707. Please send by Friday, November 20. Mindy will address questions during the update.
**Additional questions can be submitted via chat. We will do our best to respond during the update or off-line.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96287930668?pwd=b2o3Q1BrR3N3eEJqbGg0eTRTMnJ1UT09
Call In Number: +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 962 8793 0668
For more information, download the flyer here.
Join us for our upcoming Informational Call for Families, Advocates and Outside Providers from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th. Community Services for Every1 wants to ensure our families, advocates and outside providers are informed regarding program operations as a result of COVID-19. Focus will include information on keeping those we support healthy and safe, communication, re-opening of day services and continuation of community based services. President and CEO Mindy Cervoni and COO Sharon Chmielnicki will be hosting the call.
In order to address the variety of inquiries from families, advocates and outside providers we are encouraging and welcoming questions in advance. They can be sent to email@example.com. Please send questions by Friday, August 7.
Call In Number: +1 716-371-1017
Conference ID: 335 769 195#
For more information, download the flyer here.