The Participation House – COVID-19 Planning/Prevention
Please be assured that during this time of unrest and as it pertains to the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 The Participation House (Durham Region) is taking all necessary precautions to maintain a Healthy and Safety Workplace and Service environment. We will deliver on this commitment through educating and preparing our workforce and by engaging informed risk mitigation strategies for all. It is our intention to provide regular updates through our social media channels and website as to how the services we provide may be affected within the coming days.
The organization has a pandemic plan that we are actively engaging as a means of attempting to limit/prevent the spread of this virus. Some of the ways in which we are planning to due this are;
- Reviewing and revising our staffing model to limit the possible transmission of the virus
- Regular evaluation of our outreach services to determine necessity vs community safety
- Monitoring and responding to the ongoing direction by the Government of Ontario
As of today March 13th, 2020. We would like to advise all those planning on attending our Family Information Night scheduled for March 18th, 2020 that this event is being postponed to a later date.
The Community Activation Program services at the Gifford School location will be suspended as of 4pm today and reassessed on April 4th, 2020.
As of 12:00pm tonight the Municipality of Clarington has initiated the closure of all of it’s Recreational Facilities until April 6th, 2020. This affects our operations of the Concession Stands at these locations. Please be advised that if you or your son/daughter are employed there, we will gladly work with you to review options by the government pertaining to loss of income.
There is a dedicated government webpage: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus which issues regular updates on the virus twice daily to keep citizens up-to-date on new developments.
This video is also helpful in gaining a better understanding of the virus and protection: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Edy8MR0jdEY&feature=youtu.be
As of today, our main office will remain open, should you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at 905 579-5267 ext. 201.