March 13, 2020
Like all of you, we have now been following the fixed updates and altering data concerning the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We perceive that this can be a complicated and irritating time, and because the security web for sexual assault survivors in California, rape disaster facilities are dealing with distinctive challenges beneath this State of Emergency declared by the Governor. We’re particularly involved about finest practices for persevering with in-person counseling providers and offering hospital accompaniment for survivors receiving exams. As we carefully monitor new developments and await additional steerage from the Governor’s Workplace of Emergency Companies and the California Division of Public Well being, we wished to guarantee you that CALCASA is actively monitoring the state of affairs and advocating for insurance policies that finest serve survivors and employees who present providers.
Throughout this time, CALCASA will proceed our standard help of rape disaster facilities and the promotion of sexual violence prevention. There will probably be no interruption in repeatedly scheduled CALCASA internet conferences, and all conferences and help will probably be performed through telephone convention or Zoom or different on-line know-how. CALCASA has postponed the March 20 in-person coaching on Mandated Reporting and Confidentiality. We’re additionally in contact with our nationwide companions and statewide coalitions throughout the nation who’re all working diligently to restrict any disruption of providers whereas prioritizing the well being and security of everybody. And we are going to replace you all as quickly as we obtain phrase from Cal OES or anybody else from the state administration on applicable steps rape disaster facilities ought to take to proceed performing providers for survivors whereas mitigating the unfold of COVID-19.
We additionally will proceed to advocate on behalf of sexual violence survivors in every single place, and won’t again down from being a voice for our area and for our broader motion in California and past. These are particularly tough occasions for survivors who proceed to face the a number of types of oppression and systemic inequities that end in sexual violence within the first place, and they’re going to want our continued voice and help. Identical to our work, our response to this pandemic should be pushed by our values, and accordingly we are going to proceed to claim the elemental dignity of all folks within the face of bigotry and xenophobia arising from the unfold of COVID-19, and proceed to be a spot of help for each survivor.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Wash arms usually with cleaning soap and water for not less than 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if cleaning soap and water will not be obtainable.
Keep away from touching your face when doable and wash your arms in the event you do contact your face.
It’s okay to put on a masks so long as it doesn’t improve touching your face.
Clear surfaces incessantly, together with counter tops, gentle switches, cell telephones, distant controls, and different incessantly touched objects.
If you’re sick, keep residence till you’re feeling higher.
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