The Health and Safety of our Clients and Community
is Our Priority
is Our Priority
With the rising concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our staff, clients, and visitors is a priority. If you are not feeling well stay home, rest, and take care of yourself.
Due to the situation changing so rapidly, our buildings will have limited access. Our Thrift Store has recently reopened – please see the main page for hours of operation.
We will continue to work with clients and families through virtual appointments, phone calls, and for crisis situations, in-person. We are committed to continuing to serve children and families as we navigate through this process.
The Kelly Early Education Center will remain open.
Learn more about COVID-19, the symptoms and what you can do to protect yourself and others below.
What is COVID-19, and what are the symptoms?
According to the CDC, coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a respiratory virus that can mimic symptoms of the cold or flu. It is spread primarily from person-to-person contact, through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Symptoms include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. These symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure. Studies and reports have shown that people who are infected will make a full recovery. People who are older and people with severe underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are more at risk.
COVID-19 has spread across the world, with different rates of infection in each area. Click here to see a map of the affected areas around the world, and click here to see the affected areas in the United States.
What can I do to protect myself?
Practicing good hygiene is the best way to protect yourself from illness. The CDC advises that you do the following:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
By practicing these habits, you will help prevent the spread of illness, and keep yourself healthy!