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CCBVI Annual Board Meeting on November 24, 2020 at Noon (posted October 29, 2020)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the CCBVI Board of Directors will conduct its Annual Meeting virtually on November 24, 2020, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, using the Zoom Video Communications, Inc. virtual web platform. Individuals who wish to attend this open, annual meeting may request an agenda and Zoom connectivity logistics by sending an e-mail to board@communitycenterfortheblind.org or calling 209-565-3435 no later than 4:00 p.m., November 6, 2020. The board may not be able to accommodate requests received after 4:00 p.m., November 6, 2020.

CCBVI will distribute the meeting agenda electronically to interested parties on November 10, 2020 and Zoom logistics on November 20, 2020. Those unfamiliar with the Zoom platform should visit the Zoom Help Center and test their equipment prior to the meeting. CCBVI will not be able to provide technical support regarding the connection process on the day of the meeting.

The CCBVI board desires to address as many comments and questions as possible during the time available.  To assist the board in this process, please submit your comments or questions via e-mail to board@communitycenterfortheblind.org  on or before November 13, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Additionally, questions/comments pertaining to items on the published agenda will receive priority; other subjects may be covered if time permits. The virtual format will be conducted in listen only mode.

The Board looks forward to hearing from you.

CCBVI Board of Director Seeks Applicants (posted July 10, 2020)

The CCBVI board of directors is recruiting applicants for positions on the CCBVI board. Interested parties should contact the board by e-mail at Board@communitycenterfortheblind.org or telephone at (209) 565-3435.

Need To Know Phone Numbers (posted July 10, 2020)

Due to COVID-19 circumstances beyond CCBVI's control, CCBVI has posted the Client Activities Calendar on its website at http://www.communitycenterfortheblind.org/calendar. An audio version is available 24/7 by dialing (209) 425-1733. CCBVI will continue to distribute an electronic version to those who already receive the calendar in that format. Those who wish to receive the calendar via e-mail should send an e-mail with name and e-mail address to info@communitycenterfortheblind.org. Anyone with suggestions for the client calendar should leave a voice mail at (209) 425-2580.

COVID-19 UPDATE (posted June 30, 2020)

As of June 30, 2020, San Joaquin County Public Health Services has not yet allowed community centers to reopen. We at CCBVI understand the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our clients and we are eager to get back to assisting, aiding and teaching critical life skills to those who are blind and visually impaired. Please know that it is the intention of CCBVI to get back to usual and customary Center operations as soon as it is permitted by county government and safe to do so. In the meantime, CCBVI continues to offer services--access technology, braille, independent living skills, support groups, workshops, and more--remotely. Please contact Director of Client Services Elsie Hirata by phone at (209) 466-3836, extension 201 or e-mail at elsieh@communitycenterfortheblind.org for information.

We wish all of you and yours good health during this crisis.

COVID-19 UPDATE (posted May 22, 2020)

As responsible business professionals and workers, we continue to follow the State's mandates and guidelines for COVID-19 and Phase 2 of the stay-at-home order. Everyone at CCBVI hopes you and yours are well, safe and healthy. In these unprecendented times, we feel strongly we shall prevail and want all of you to know that we are here for you, working together as a community.

Upon Governor Newsom's mandate, we re-engineered operations and jobs to be able to offer tele-remote services along with new programs, keeping our participants connected and informed of daily happenings. We rose to the challenge of this pandemic by implementing an entirely new mode of instruction and information delivery.

We would like to share with you that CCBVI's Executive Director and Board of Directors are working diligently to incorporate the changes necessary to reopen slowly and fulfill even more services. Although uncertain of the exact timeline for reopening the Center (as information changes daily with local, state and federal governments), we assure you we have taken all necessary precautions and put new procedures in place for the safety, care, and well being of all.

We have ordered personal protection equipment (PPE) for CCBVI staff and implemented physical distancing measures as part of our "new normal", along with hand sanitizers in every office and department. If a participant and/or guest is unable to obtain a mask, CCBVI will provide a mask upon entrance to the facility. Restroom faucets and paper towel and soap dispensers will be electronic for everyone's safety and convenience. CCBVI also will conduct daily temperature checks on all who enter the building and sanitize the facility and equipment on an hourly basis.

As we adopt these new protocols, we ask you to use your best judgement when considering a visit to the Center. Should you not feel well or display any COVID-19 symptoms, please notify CCBVI and self-isolate yourself for the sake of others who may be more vulnerable. Together, we will adapt to this "new normal" and be stronger and healthier for our efforts. Thank you for your patience during this pandemic. We are eager to resume full operations for our community, delivering the much needed services for independent living.

Please call us at 209.466.3836, extension 200 or send an e-mail to info@communitycenterfortheblind.org should you have any questions or concerns.

WEBSITE NAVIGATION ISSUE (updated July 24, 2020)

CCBVI has redesigned portions of its website to insure accessible navigaion for everyone. Thank you for your patience!

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