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CCBVI Plans For A "New Normal"

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 unprecedented 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 should you have any questions or concerns.

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