COVID-19 Update 1.13.22
Dear Rimland Families,
We would like to share some updates that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are planning on having the Rimland program participants return to the Community Day Services Program (CDS) on Monday, January 17th. Each group will be socially distanced with their cohort group (the residents of their home). We have started to resume yoga. Yesterday, our yoga teacher (who is vaccinated and receives a COVID-19 test each time she comes to the building) resumed classes house by house coming to our CDS Program. We are also taking the individuals we support on van rides with their cohorts as much as possible.
Regarding family visits. At this time, we unfortunately can not provide information on allowing visits or relaxing the visit restrictions. We are monitoring the Illinois COVID-19 cases day by day. We feel that we are still in the “surge”. We know for most; this is not welcomed news. However, we promise to provide consistent updates and when we feel the surge is over, we can relax some of the restrictions. These restrictions are in place to help keep the individuals and our staff safe. Also, to keep our workforce as strong as possible. If COVID-19 spreads through our agency, our workforce could be depleted for that period of time.
In other good news, we have a new mandate of no vaccine exemptions. All Rimland employees and contractors must be fully vaccinated. We also now have the capability to provide on-site PCR testing for the individuals we support and staff.
We hope everyone is doing well!
The Rimland Team