A NOTE FROM CREDIT ADVISORS FOUNDATION
During this difficult time we want our clients, vendors and stakeholders to know we are working to be available for all at this time. Due to circumstances, we are looking at adding a few additional steps if you choose to visit our offices. Our staff at Credit Advisors Foundation want you to feel welcome to enter our building, even during these uncertain times and in light of the anxiety surrounding personal contact. We would appreciate and acknowledge the following as a matter of common sense that before you enter our building you consider the following:
- Coronavirus is a Novel Disease. COVID-19 is the respiratory infection that results from being exposed to Coronavirus. Its infection rate, its mortality rate, its incubation period and its novel epidemiologic features are different than the types of infections we are all familiar with. For purposes of your entry into our building, the most important unique feature is the relatively long incubation period of five days (this is a median figure with two to 14 days being the range). During this period, you may be capable of infecting others but may feel no symptoms. We also believe that we can help in this regard by carefully governing our behavior and also by giving you direction via this NOTICE.
- Personal Contact. The virus is spread through personal contact and contact with surfaces that contain the virus. With respect to your entry into our building we ask you to consider the following:
- Have you had flu-like symptoms?
b. Have you been in contact with persons who exhibited or are currently exhibiting flu-like symptoms?
c. Has anyone you have had personal contact with in the last two weeks been diagnosed with the virus?
d. Is anyone you have had personal contact with in the last two weeks exhibiting flu-like symptoms?
e. Have you lacked discipline in your behavior related to social distancing in the last two weeks?
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS WE ASK THAT YOU NOT ENTER OUR BUILDING.
- Visits With No Appointment. We believe that it is important that we know who is entering our building and coming into personal contact with us. Therefore, if you do not have an appointment, and desire to enter our building, we ask that you turn around, go to your vehicle and call us using your cell phone, so that we can discern the need for an in-person meeting. We hope this does not seem rude. This request is an effort to keep us all safe.
Here’s what we are doing:
- Staying informed about our local COVID-19 situation in Douglas County and following regular updates from the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control.
- Providing you with Coronavirus updates that might affect your work or volunteerism through social media and website which we will keep updated.
- Completing an evaluation of our cleaning supplies and using the appropriate and recommended disinfectants on tables, chairs, restrooms and other surfaces.
- Taking an inventory of other supplies and ordering more if necessary.
- Encouraging our staff to put their health and our community health first, and take the paid time-off that is part of their benefits package for both full-time and part-time/hourly staff if they are not well.
- Following local and national suspension of global travel recommendation and that our other local affiliate offices carefully consider whether events and public meetings present risks and limiting them as possible.
- For additional information please see the following links:
Here’s what you can do:
- Please stay home if you are feeling sick – running a fever, coughing, sneezing – or otherwise not feeling well. The best thing you can do for others when feeling ill is to stay home Please utilize phone, email and/or video conference to contact credit conselors.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly while if you have a scheduled visit with one of our Credit Advisor Foundation Counselors.
- Use alcohol-based wipes and hand sanitizer.
- Expect an “air high-five” from us rather than a handshake, hug, or even elbow bump.
We realize that not all sneezes or coughs indicate a contagion. We will continue to treat each other respectfully and with empathy. We certainly don’t have all of the answers but taking precautions and being proactive is how we will come through this situation in a way we can be proud of.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. While this is a challenge, we are prepared to respond with faith and common-sense safety while we continue to build.
Thank you for your patience and support,
Director of Development
Credit Advisors Foundation