January 25, 2021 -- The State of California has lifted the regional stay-at-home order for the Southern California region. This returns us to a county-by-county set of COVID guidelines. Most likely, the change will be positive for Santa Barbara County as we should see our numbers of current and new COVID cases drop faster than counties to the south of us with larger, more dense populations.
As numbers begin to trend down, we plan to slowly reintroduce limited in-person services in the community for adults in each of our two adult day programs. Staff will be in contact with families during this process to assess need and risk to both participants and staff in serving those needs. Safety remains the top priority as we look to live out our mission even in difficult days.
March looks to bring another step forward in increasing in-person services. Due to the nature of direct support work our team provides, those who work directly with participants were included in Tier 1A of the vaccination process. As of now, we believe that most, if not all, of our direct support staff will have completed the vaccination process by early March. While this does not allow us to bring participants back to campus in groups, it will allow us to serve a larger number of participants in the community setting.
These developments are making and end to the pandemic feel a bit closer. We will be living with some set of safety precautions in place at least into the fall based on current data. Still, progress back toward a fuller set of program offerings is moving in the right direction.
In these next months, our Children, Family, and Advocacy team will continue to be available to help navigate services and provide PPE and other helps to individuals and families in need. Should you need assistance, please start with the link below.
More information will be available here as it becomes available.
CHILDREN, FAMILY, AND ADVOCACY SERVICES
Our Children and Family Services team are available to support families during this time. For contact information, CLICK HERE.
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