March 24 - 5:47 pm
To: All SLI clients, parents, families, employees, board of directors and stakeholders
The Shawnee County Health Department’s Health Officer, Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino has issued a stay at home order effective on March 26, 2020 at midnight. The order requires that all Shawnee County citizens stay at home except to seek medical care and get medications and groceries or other essential services as deemed essential by the Shawnee County Health Department.
This order applies to all citizens with the exception of essential personnel. SLI employees are considered essential personnel providing long-term services to a vulnerable population. Every employee has received an essential personnel authorization letter that they are carrying with them in route to and from SLI homes and for SLI business.
While we have allowed limited visits from parents, immediate family members and guardians of those we serve, we must ask that, unless it is an emergency, those visits cease in order for us to promote compliance with the order and keep clients and employees safe and healthy. There are a few instances in which continued visits may be deemed necessary due to the consequences that would occur without such visits. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis by Traci Vincent, COO and myself as requested by a parent, family member, guardian, client or employee.
All employees have the ability to Skype or FaceTime as long as they have a cell phone and will help our clients connect that way as much as desired and as is possible. Phone calls are also encouraged.
Thank you for your support and cooperation during this very difficult time.
Lisa Jackson, President/CEO