Easterseals Colorado is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders. As we continue to monitor the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado, we want to ensure everyone who relies on our services are aware of best practices and resources during this time. Easterseals Colorado has made some difficult decisions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community to the best of our ability.
Easterseals Colorado PROGRAMS are closed by order of Governor Polis until further notice. We will provide further updates as soon as we can so check back often. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the appropriate Program Director listed below.
As we adjust our operations amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, our top priority remains the health and safety of our Easterseals Colorado family. As of March 25, 2020, all programs have been modified or closes, in order to keep our community safe to the best of our ability. This has created a decline in utilization of our programs and greatly impacted our funding. We are all experiencing uncertainty in our lives right now. If you are able, we encourage you to make a gift to help us continue to sustain the future of our programs, or share with your network. There has never been a more critical time for your generosity.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID-19 and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are sick, monitor your symptoms and follow the CDC's guidelines, which include staying home and in touch with your doctor or medical provider. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face. This list is not all inclusive so please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
If you are an Easterseals Colorado client, caregiver, or staff member, please contact our Director of HR, Melissa Angel, if a medical professional diagnoses you or a family member with COVID-19 so that we can take the necessary precautions, as well as offer virtual or social distancing support.
You can take steps to protect the health of you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. First, know how the virus spreads. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouth or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The CDC recommends the following steps to take to protect yourself and others: