A Message from the Executive Director about COVID-19

 

Jacksonville, FL (March 16, 2020)

Dear Friends of Gabriel House of Care,

Helping others is the heart of our mission. We are committed to continuing to provide our services to organ transplant and cancer patients along with their caregivers during this difficult time. In order to do so, these are things we doing to protect those staying with us:

• The House has needed supplies, including hand-sanitizer, disinfectant, and gloves;

• Housekeeping will continue to adhere to our already high-level cleaning practices of the common areas along with an added focus on high-touch surfaces;

• Increased screening of patients/caregivers and staff based on hospital-directed recommendations and guidelines;

• No short term days are allowed at this time until further notice

• No outside visitors are allowed at this time until further notice

• Guests are restricted to one caregiver until further notice

• Volunteer Services have been suspended until further notice and volunteers are being asked to stay home

• Chef's Night In meal program has been suspended until further notice

• Employees with symptoms of illness are asked to stay home

• Coordination with our hospital partners and local officials will continue to ensure open communication as this situation continues to evolve and change.

Because this is a rapidly changing situation, please refer to the following resources for up-to-date information, guidance and best practices for infection control and prevention:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — https://www.cdc.gov/

World Health Organization — https://www.who.int/

Florida Department of Health — http://www.floridahealth.gov/

We are doing our very best at this time to help stop the spread of the coronavirus while serving one of the most vulnerable populations. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Valerie

Valerie Callahan
Executive Director
Gabriel House of Care

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