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Coronavirus Notice Update March 9 - DDRCMarch 9, 2020

Hello DDRC Individuals, Families, Providers — Stakeholders 

There has been much in the news regarding the Coronavirus. DDRC wants you to know that we are monitoring the situation very closely, including information disseminated from county, state and Federal health agencies which include Jefferson County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control.

We sent out communications to all DDRC employees emphasizing common sense and recommended hygiene practices. These practices include frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and keeping hands away from eyes, nose and face. Most importantly we strongly urge that employees stay home if running a temperature (100.4 ) with cough, headache and breathing difficulties-- and not return to work for at least 24 hours minimum without any of these health symptoms, and without need for fever reducing medicine. We are also taking precautions to have adequate cleaning supplies and alcohol-based hand sanitizers available.

For the comfort and safety of all individuals participating in our programs, we ask that if you or a family member have symptoms noted above, that you or your family member please refrain from attending programs and stay home.

Should the situation across the metro area see a dramatic increase in Coronavirus cases, DDRC will put into place appropriate measures, and as recommended by the health agencies. Please visit DDRCCO.com for additional updates.

DDRC’s goal is to serve individuals and their families to help them lead their best lives. We are honored to serve you and to work with you in this mission. At this time, we are and must be cognizant of health and safety matters. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to monitor and address the situation in the weeks ahead.
Thank You

Centers for Disease Control hygiene and health guidelines:
o  Avoid close contact:  Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
o  Stay home when you are sick: If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
o  Cover your mouth and nose: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses... are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
o  Clean your hands often: Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. With soap: lather generously, get between fingers, under nails and back of hands, scrub 15-20 seconds and rinse with running water. For tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, see: Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
o  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth:  Germs / Virus are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated, and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
o  Practice other good health habits: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
And of course—if you are sick and have received guidance or orders from your doctor, then follow those orders.

For the latest CDC updates on COVID19 see:  CDC COVID-19 Update for USA