Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 18, 2020
RE: Temporarily Closing Our Center as of March 19, 2020.
Dear Clients and Families,
We are sad to inform you that we’ve decided to temporarily close our day center for the next two weeks starting this Thursday, March 19th. We are doing this to keep everyone safe and to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as per the CDC and other government authorities.
We will contact you with any changes and you can also monitor our website for updates.
We look forward to re-opening as soon as we’re able to safely do so. Call us at 801-607-2300 with any questions.
Additionally, we are making and mailing weekly packets of home-based activities for all clients and potential clients. Please call us and give us your mailing address if you are interested.
Center Management – Gary, Julie, and Pam
Dear Clients and Families,
Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and employees. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to share with you our protocol to minimize the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other serious bugs. We’ve always been careful and now we’re taking even greater measures to ensure the safety and well-being of your loved ones. Here’s what we’re doing every day:
- Reminding our employees to wash their hands often for at least 15 seconds with warm soapy water, especially before and after helping clients with any food or personal care. We help our clients keep their hands clean throughout the day as well.
- Cleaning and disinfecting rooms, surfaces and objects which frequently get used by others. This includes our transportation van. We use Clorox or Lysol wipes to wipe things down throughout the day. We’ve asked our evening janitors to go even further to keep our center clean, safe and bug-free.
- Proactively enforcing our Stay home if you’re sick policy. This goes for both employees and clients. We know that our clients already have enough challenges and they are more vulnerable to all viruses, bacteria, and other bad bugs.
- Ask employees and clients to always cover up any coughing or sneezing. And to stay away from sick people who or from people who have come in contact with others who might be sick.
- Strongly discourage handshakes and the touching of mouth, eyes, and nose by employees and clients.
We remind our employees often of this protocol, especially during flu season and now even more so with the Coronavirus spreading. From what we’ve studied and been told, this virus is a lot like the respiratory flu virus (both in its symptoms and the way it spreads). We see no reason to panic, but we want to stay alert, be smart, and keep our clients safe, healthy and happy.
At Aspen Senior Day Center, we encourage the highest standard of health safety practices to ensure the health of both our employees and our clients. We have a great 10-year record of doing just that. Please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions or suggestions.
Aspen Senior Day Center Management