Coronavirus Updates

May 26, 2020

Dear Families, Providers, and Clients:

As we prepare for next week’s re-opening, we have sent an email to all client families with our detailed re-opening plan. Please see your email.

  • We will be unable to provide transportation for the month of June.
  • Our program will end at 2:00 PM.
  • Class schedules will be altered, at least for June so we can ensure everyone’s safety. 
  • There will not be a culinary class, so please bring lunch.
  • We will also be suspending any off-property travel, including bowling for June.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged for all clients, staff will be wearing masks.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be in place.

We understand that some of these changes may be difficult, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation as we make every effort to safely reopen New Danville’s Day Program.

APRIL 29, 2020

Dear Families, Providers and Clients:

I hope this message finds all of you in good health and spirits.  I know many of you are asking “When will you be open?”; unfortunately, we have not been cleared to open by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.  As of now, our re-open date has been moved to  Monday, June 1, 2020.

We know this has been a difficult time for all of us; however, the safety and well-being of our clients and staff is our first priority.  Our goal is to open the first Monday in June and pray that this does not have to be extended.  Once open, we will continue with some safety measures, not to instill fear, but simply to ensure the safety of everyone.

We are planning to continue with daily temperature checks for the first thirty days.  We will monitor both staff and clients for any signs of illness and act accordingly.  We will also be reinforcing handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer.  We will also have a daily “wipe-down” of all surfaces such as bathroom faucets, bus seats, tables/chairs, etc. 

We would like to ask that if your family member, and/or client, exhibits any of the following, that you please not send them to the program and notify Nicole Martinez, program coordinator, or email office@newdanville.org of the absence:

·         Discharge from the nose or eyes

·         Persistent cough

·         Temperature over 98.6

·         Diarrhea

We are anxious to open as we miss everyone and know how important a structured daily routine is to those we serve.  As we get closer to our opening date, I will send out another update.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Best Regards. Eva T. Aguirre, C.A.L.A.President & CEO



Eva T. Aguirre, C.A.L.A.
President & CEO

APRIL 02, 2020

To Families, Guardians, and Clients:
Based on the guidelines both from state and federal entities, the New Danville day program will remain closed through April 30th.  We had originally intended to reopen April 13th; however, the ever-changing dynamics of COVID 19 has forced us to extend the closure.  We are committed to opening our doors just as soon as it is safe to do so.  Please do keep in mind that the target date of April 30th is subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and our President.
We pray that this email finds everyone well and in good health.  
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Randy Smyth. 

Eva T. Aguirre, C.A.L.A.
President & CEO

MARCH 17, 2020

Due to the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as directives from our President and CDC, effective Monday, March 23rd the New Danville day program will be closed through Friday, April 10th.  This is part of the ongoing effort to support our nation’s need to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater Houston area continues to see an increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19. Health officials report that this number is expected to continue to increase as more testing is made available.

We understand that closing our program poses many challenges for parents, clients, and staff. Our collective health and safety must be our top priority, as we help our community and health care systems in containing the Coronavirus. 

For the residents of Meadowbrook, both Randy and I will be here on a daily basis to meet any needs they might have. 

New Danville appreciates your support as we continue to develop and navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. We are very proud of the work our staff and community are doing to support one another in new and unique ways. 

If I can be of service to any of you, please feel free to contact me. Eva T. Aguirre, C.A.L.A.
President & CEO

March 13, 2020

Due to the recent developments in Montgomery County and the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19, and in the best interest of the health, safety, and well-being of our clients, staff, and our community, New Danville will be closed next week, March 16-20. 
We will have limited staff onsite to support the facility and our residents. 
If there is enough interest from residents and dayhab clients – we can offer limited dayhab and transportation services. 
Please respond by email if you would like to attend ( office@newdanville.org ), otherwise, we will assume you will NOT be in attendance.
For those not attending next week, your account will be credited on the next billing cycle.
Updates will continue to be shared via email and our website.  

March 12, 2020

Dear New Danville Families,

As with other schools and dayhab facilities, New Danville has been closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 virus. We have been following guidelines and taking recommended steps around cleaning and hand-washing education.

Due to recent updates and recommendations, we have decided, out of an abundance of caution to suspend any social outings. The safety of our clients, our staff, and families is our primary concern, and we hope you will understand and support our decision. This includes the New Danville Social Club and Dayhab social activities.

We will continue to monitor this event, and follow the instructions of local, state, and federal agencies, as well as local school districts.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Resources:

https://mcphd-tx.org/

http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


 

 

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