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.
Most of Easterseals Colorado PROGRAMS are closed by order of Governor Polis until further notice. You'll find a list of programs below with further updates and information. Many of our programs are now offering virtual services to clients. We will continue to provide 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 closed, 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.
Access Gallery is proud to present four of our most popular workshops in an online format. We have partnered with our friends, ResourceAbility at Financial Health Institute, who will be hosting classes on their site. The classes are designed to use materials from around your home and each is based on an artist with a disability. Each has activities and additional resources.
Visit their website to fill out the online form to get started! You will receive instructions and access to the online portal within three days. As a bonus, anyone who signs up for our classes will also have free access to the Financial Health Partners courses. Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Human Services, Mill Levy for making the introduction.
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: