We just learned at the end of the day today that one of our ADA members has tested positive for Covid-19. She was asymptomatic, but apparently a family member had not been feeling well at home and received a positive rapid test this morning. Although still not showing symptoms, the family took her immediately to get rapid-tested after ADA and results came back positive. This is when we were made aware.
Adhering to guidelines, ADA will be closing for the next 2 weeks. We will return to in-person teaching on Wednesday, September 23rd.
We have continued to follow the strict CDC guidelines and state regulations since we re-opened on August 10th, and we will continue to do so moving forward. We hope there will not be a spread of the virus due to all members staying safely distanced and keeping their masks on, but please keep an eye out for any symptoms at home. Our members safety is our priority.
We will still continue with our virtual classroom teaching, so please look for links to Zoom classes being sent to families each day. We want to keep our members as engaged and active as we can during this time!
If you have any questions, you can reach Russ (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie (email@example.com) for more information. You may also call the main DSL phone number at 502-495-5088, and we are also available through our Remind messaging system.
Please be safe. Eventually, we WILL get through this together!
UPDATE: This is an update for everyone on the text last week regarding the staff member with possible Coronavirus. She did test positive. She was not with our members, nor was she in our area of the building. All of the precautions mentioned in the email below are the same precautions that needed to be taken with the positive test.
So we feel confident that we can continue services safely. Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.
We wanted to let everyone know that we have become aware of a POTENTIAL exposure to COVID-19 on our staff. The good news is that that the staff who was exposed has been in the building a limited amount of time, in a very limited area, and has NOT been in direct contact with members in any way.
The CDC states that anyone who was in contact with someone with COVID- 19 “within 6ft AND for more than 15 min” (with or without a mask) is considered “exposed” and should self-quarantine for 14 days. Although this staff member has not yet tested positive we have already asked anyone who may have been “potentially” exposed to work remotely until further notice.
As an additional precaution, we are also going to have the building “fogged” with a very safe sanitizing spray this weekend. Again, this is not necessary under the CDC guidelines, but we are taking extra precautions to keep our members and staff safe.
We will continue practice all of the procedures we have in place. As time passes, we can only expect that indirect and direct exposure will continue to occur. So please remind your member to be diligent about wiping surfaces and washing hands. We will do the same!
If you have questions or concerns please contact me or Russ.
Julie Torzewski, Executive Director