COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE NW PEACE FASD NETWORK

NWPFASD COVID-19 Update

Thinking of all of you at this uneasy time!

As I am sure that you are all following the CO-VID – 19 Situation, I wanted to touch base.  Thanks for those who have already contacted our office stating their  service plan ideas during this time.

In the light of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus and the new recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Dr. Deena Hinshaw yesterday we as a FASD Network have installed some preventive measures to keep staff and our clients safe.

  • Staff are now working remotely and all meetings are now being held by phone or video conferencing.
  • All trainings for the next 30 days have been cancelled and may be offered through Skype or teleconference in the coming months.
  • All group support meetings have been cancelled at this time.
  • Updates to staff on prevention and safe practices based on information provided by Alberta Health.

We would like to work with all of our agencies as you develop your own critical  service plans and are addressing program preparedness, natural supports and community resources, staff support, etc.

Please consider ways of working less directly with clients , if you yourself feel sick please self- isolate and rest at home.

We are here for support if you need anything from us.  We realize that this is a uneasy time for all of us and we want to continue to stay connected!

 

Keep in mind:

The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough or other cold or influenza-like symptoms. Use this online screening tool to determine whether you need to call 811 to get tested.