Communication from Parents for Community Living:
- April 10, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Staff
- April 9, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Families
- March 30, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to families re: Day Programs & Respite
- March 17, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Families
- March 16, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Staff
- March 13, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Staff
- March 12, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter regarding Day Programs and Respite
- March 11, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Families
- March 11, 2020 Parents for Community Living Letter to Staff
Parents for Community Living has been monitoring developments pertaining to COVID-19. As you are aware, COVID-19 is a global pandemic. As an organization that works in the vulnerable sector, the safety and well-being of the people we support and our staff team is of utmost importance. Parents for Community Living will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates on this page as needed.
Parents for Community Living’s Pandemic Plan
Parents for Community Living is taking direction from the Waterloo Region Public Health Unit and other government officials to monitor the situation and will follow their recommendations.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada but acknowledges this can change rapidly. Current scientific information suggests older adults and persons with pre-existing conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic lung conditions or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more readily than others.
Effective March 14, 2020: The Government of Canada has issued an official global travel advisory warning all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.
All travellers arriving in Canada from international points are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution.
Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses like COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. How to use hand sanitizer
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve. Stop the spread of germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
How does COVID-19 Spread?
- Respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
- Close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
For most people, COVID-19 causes only mild illness.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:
- Difficulty breathing
For reliable, up-to-date information on COVID-19, you may consult the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Ministry of Health.
How to stay safe well and connected www.hcarddcovid.com/info
Know the facts about COVID-19 https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/know-facts-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Cleaning and disinfection for public services: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-environmental-cleaning.pdf?la=en
How to self monitor: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf?la=en
How to self isolate: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf?la=en
Self isolation guide for care caregivers household members and close contacts fact sheet: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-guide-isolation-caregivers.pdf?la=en
Vulnerable populations and COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/vulnerable-populations-covid-19.html
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region: https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/confirmed-positive-cases-in-waterloo-region.aspx