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Update – March 23rd, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Reena would like you to know that the health and well-being of our supported individuals, families, employees and volunteers has always been our primary focus.
Reena is committed to doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our individuals, their families, our staff and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During these unprecedented times, we must be prepared to make many decisions very quickly, at all levels of the organization. To support this, we need to stay true to our values :
Care: Compassion and Justice – Chesed Ve Tzedek
Leadership: Repair the World – Tikun Olam
Empowerment: Value Others as You Value Yourself – V’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha
Accessibility: Remove Barriers – Lifnei Iver Al Tasim Michshol
Respect: Honour Our Humanity – Kvod Habriyot
Therefore, all of our decisions will filter through the following lenses:
- Focus on those most at risk and move outward in widening circles.
- Take care of ourselves – practice self care for ourselves, our staff and those we support
- The way we support ourselves, and those in our care, should add value and provide knowledge
- Be transparent and open to change
- Hold each other accountable, set up support and peer-initiated accountability
- Lead through action and compassion
Reena’s residential individuals will be supported in their homes and will not be attending day programs. We are committed to ensuring life within the homes carries on as close to normal as possible by keeping groceries and supplies in stock and offering creative programming to bring meaningful activities into the home, as well as safe activities outdoors, applying the principles of social distancing. This excludes our typical activities, like movies.
We continue to monitor all public health directives, and implemented our emergency health procedures in order to be ready. The information and direction are based on the data we have now and may change as new information is provided.
Our staff are continuing to be screened each day and are monitoring individuals for any signs of influenza-like symptoms.
We encourage everyone to visit trusted public health websites to ensure you get the most accurate and up to date information.
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