Mosaic Taking Action to Protect Residents
Joe Denoyer - March 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Mosaic is always grateful for the partnership we have with donors across the country. In trying times like the current COVID-19 situation, I am comforted by your continued support and prayers.
As a healthcare organization, Mosaic always uses best-practice precautionary measures to keep people protected from the flu and other viruses, so our staff were ready to step up to the new challenges the COVID-19 coronavirus brings.
We’ve taken additional, strong action to protect people. The best information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable if they contract COVID-19. As you may know, people with intellectual disabilities often have chronic medical conditions that we monitor.
In response, we’ve taken the unusual step of instituting a no-visitor policy in our Mosaic homes. As an organization that has worked diligently to help people be more involved and active in their communities, this was a difficult step to take. Yet we cannot be too cautious.
Know that we’re also looking out for our staff during these trying times. We recognize challenges our workforce faces beyond keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy. With school closures and business disruptions, we’ve created staffing plans to cover all essential positions. We’ve also put measures in place to help staff who get sick but don’t have enough time off accrued to stay home and recover without losing regular income.
These are some of the reasons your partnership with Mosaic is so critical at this time. We could not do all we do to help people live meaningful and engaged lives without your help.
With everyone learning to practice social distancing, please consider this message a virtual hug from Mosaic for your continued friendship and support. Let us keep one another in prayer and, together, do all we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the communities in which we live.