Updated March 19, 2020 @ 12:13pm
The health and well-being of our SCAIR community is our top priority. As the situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we have been closely monitoring all information locally, nationally and globally to ensure we best serve our Participants and visitors during this uncertain time. It is important to be aware, informed, and to stay calm.
At this time, SCAIR is open for business but is putting in place some changes to ensure the safety of all Participants and staff.
Know the Symptoms
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported the following symptoms:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of Breath and/or Difficulty Breathing
If you feel sick or your children are sick, stay home. If you are a Tribal TANF Participant, please contact your Caseworker immediately to let them know you or a family member is sick.
To limit the spread of infection, public health organizations recommend:
- Avoiding Large Groups (10 individuals or more)
- Washing Hands Thoroughly and Often, for at least 20 seconds each time
- Covering Your Mouth with your Arm or Elbow when Coughing or Sneezing
- Avoiding Touching of the Face
- Keeping a “Social Distance” (body contact distance) of Six Feet or More
- Due to COVID-19, we have postponed all gatherings until further notice
- All off-site workshops for youth and adults are currently cancelled until further notice.
We currently ask that all Elders, 65 and older, stay home and self-isolate, per Governor Newsom’s directive on March 15, 2020. Our Elders are defined as a high-risk population and we must do all we can to ensure their safety.
- SCAIR staff members are wiping down tables, computers, desktops, restrooms and all common spaces, twice a day.
- We are asking all Participants to wash and sanitize their hands, upon arriving at SCAIR and upon leaving SCAIR.
- Disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer, wipes and other bacteria-killing supplies are available at SCAIR for Participants and staff.
SCAIR Training Services
- Participants using counseling services have the option to complete their sessions over the phone or by Skype.
- SCAIR is limiting face-to-face contact in staff offices due to “social distancing” and will meet with Participants, when necessary, in the learning center or other space where there may be six feet between individuals. If appointments may be conducted by phone, please do so.
For Participants who are working and are facing less working hours, unemployment and/or financial hardships may visit the Employment Development Department for a variety of supportive services for individuals affected by and due to COVID-19 in California.
- Participants who qualify and are in need of additional emergency supportive services from SCAIR’s Howka Program, due to issues related to COVID-19, please contact SCAIR.
- Participants who are facing unemployment, may enroll in SCAIR’s Native NetWORKS Program for assistance with career services and supportive services. Please contact SCAIR for more information
- Participants who have children affected by school closures may be eligible for free meals if offered by your school district. For more information, contact your child’s school district.
As always, we are here to support you during the most difficult of days and this time is no exception. We care about you and we are committed to doing all that we can to protect you, your family and our staff from the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to keep you updated as any further changes to our services are made.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff. We are here for you.