COVID-19 Update 2.25.22
Dear Rimland Families,
As you many know, the State of Illinois and the City of Evanston are lifting some of the mask requirements in relations to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the vulnerable population that we support and Rimland’s success in preventing COVID-19 outbreaks within our agency, we will keep the following practices in place:
- Masks: We will continue to mandate masks for staff at all Rimland sites for an indefinite period of time.
- Vaccination: Full vaccination mandate for all staff and clients (a two dose minimum). If the CDC recommends annual boosters we will make that a requirement for employment.
- Visitation Policy: This will remain the same and will be re-evaluated at the end of March. Here is a recap of our current visitation policy: We CANNOT have any guardians, visitors, etc. in the homes. Guardians cannot go in the homes when they drop off their loved ones. Additionally, no visits can take place in the homes. You can pick up your loved ones from the group home (or main office/CDS) for a home visit or take them out for a walk, ride, etc. If your loved one is going on a home visit, please schedule this visit with Barbara Cooper or Samina Rahim: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are doing visits at the main office. The visits are 10am – 3pm Monday – Friday for an hour. Please schedule a visit with Barbara Cooper or Samina Rahim: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visitors are subject to be tested for COVID-19 and must show proof of being fully vaccinated.
Thank you again for your support and continued partnership.
The Rimland Team