As a supporter of Rossbrook House you are likely interested in our response to keeping participants and staff safe while helping to control the virus spread – especially in light of the closings of schools for three weeks beginning March 23.
We’ve seen some great plans from other agencies and can summarize by saying that everyone is keeping surfaces extra clean; is asking their staff, participants and volunteers to frequently wash their hands with soap and dry them thoroughly with paper towels or blowers. They are also asking those same folks to stay home if they have cold or flu like symptoms. Telling people to call Health Links is an important means available in getting them triaged into the health system for a test or acute care.
Programming at most agencies has been curtailed to eliminate large gatherings, travel and group hugs. Seriously, giving people space has taken on new meaning.
We’ll all take the actions and precautions noted above and stay in close contact with health professionals giving us up to date information. This is day to day planning.
At this time there are no plans to close our doors or reduce hours. To the contrary, we are making plans to stay open 24-hours throughout the school closure period – a full two weeks beyond our planned 24-hour period for Spring break.
We will continue to share updates if any changes are being made to our operations.
Rossbrook House staff are taking precautions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes increased cleaning protocols. As well, effective immediately and until further notice, Rossbrook House will not be accepting donations of food, and used items such as clothing, books and toys.
Rossbrook House is grateful to all of our supporters who donate these items and will gratefully accept them again in the future.
Thank you for understanding.