MEMO – Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
TO: All People Supported, Family Members, Employees and Volunteers
FROM: Vickie Moreland, Executive Director, Sandy Leemet Director of Support Programs
DATE: March 16, 2020
SUBJECT: Essential Visitors Only at Group Home Locations and Main Office (615 Industrial Drive)
As this fluid and evolving Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic situation unfolds, the safe and secure environment for all our residents is our top priority.
Community Living Fort Erie until further notice is only allowing essential visitors to enter our residential homes. We will re-evaluate this measure in the coming weeks.
Essential visitors at our residential locations are identified as:
• Those who have a family member who is very ill
Visitors that are not considered essential should be directed to keep in touch with their loved ones via phone or other technologies available.
Essential visitors at our residential locations and those who MUST visit our main office at 615 Industrial Drive must be actively screened before they enter the premise.
The Ministry of Health Screening Checklist questions are:
- Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever/feverish, new or existing cough and difficulty breathing?
- Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days (outside Canada)?
- Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case?
- Have you had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been outside Canada in the last 14 days?
Until further notice for those who need to submit invoices for Passport or SSAH please fax them into our office attention Kaye Zanatta at 905-871-3339 or scan and email to Kaye Zanatta at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to email or fax and you need to drop off any invoices or documents, please put them in a sealed addressed envelope and deposit them in our drop box located at the front entrance of our office at 615 Industrial Drive. Do not come inside to our reception area.
Employees should contact their direct Program Manager before visiting our main office on Industrial Drive to see if the visit is required. People supported should not accompany staff to our main office.
Please follow this link to Ontario.ca for their COVID-19 Self-Assessment
Welcome To Community Living – Fort Erie
Community Living – Fort Erie is a non-profit organization with over 60 years experience providing advocacy for, and support to, individuals who have intellectual challenges, and their families.
Our name reflects the growing understanding that all people deserve the opportunity to be fully included in the community. We are experts in working with the community to strengthen its natural capacity to welcome and support people who have intellectual challenges so that they are included in all aspects of the community.
Community Living – Fort Erie exists to promote inclusion and to ensure people with intellectual challenges have their rights and privileges upheld.
An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities.
“Inclusion . . . Not Just A Right . . . The Right Thing To Do”
Our work has moved well beyond the right to an education. We now work with communities to include people who have an intellectual disability in all aspects of community life.
Community Living – Fort Erie is committed to providing the best possible resources to minimize accessibility barriers.
Accessibility is the extent to which a person can access a device, a service, a building or other various environments.
Barriers to service are defined as, but not limited to:
- Structural barriers
- Environmental barriers
- Communication barriers
- Attitudinal barriers
- Financial barriers
- Transportation barriers
Should you encounter any such barriers, please contact:
Community Living – Fort Erie at 905-871-6770.
NEED EMERGENCY OR PHOTO CARDS?
Any person supported by Community Living – Fort Erie
who requires an “Emergency Card”
(which will contain Emergency Need-to-Know Information)
can contact Community Living – Fort Erie at 905-871-6770.
You can also come directly to our office to request one.
ONTARIO PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Service Ontario provides an Ontario Photo Identification Card. This identification card is a convenient alternative for any non-driver to confirm age or identity, providing you are 16 years of age or over and an Ontario resident.
For a participating location near you, call toll free at 1-800-387-3445 or go to ServiceOntario.ca/Find Services.