A Holiday Message From The CEO
Dear Rimland Services Community,
As we enter the holiday season and approach a new year, I’m reminded about how grateful I am for the tireless efforts of our Direct Support Professionals, the backbone of our organization. This year has been anything but ordinary, and unfortunately this holiday season will be different from normal, too. While family traditions may not look the same, we can still share so much joy this holiday season as we remain healthy and safe.
Across Illinois and the rest of the country, we are seeing a surge in positive COVID-19 cases. We expect this to increase as the temperature drops and we spend more time inside. Social gatherings, whether at a house party, casual dinner, or restaurant, are places where people take their masks off to eat, drink, and chat; these are the primary situations in which COVID-19 is spread. It’s so important to follow the prevention methods that we know to be effective.
I know this is hard. And I know that this holiday season will be especially challenging for families separated from their loved ones. Taking precautions now will make future in-person celebrations even more joyous. We will feel good knowing that we did everything we could to protect our friends and family this winter.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and Leadership Team, allow me to extend our sincere desire that each of you will enjoy a peaceful and forward looking holiday season.
Pamela Y. Watson, CEO