CORONA VIRUS RESPONSE
All of us at The Center consider personal health and safety to be fundamental characteristics of a vibrant and healthy community.
We also understand you may have growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and would like to remind you that misinformation on matters of public health can be dangerous. It is a time to be very careful with what you read and hear from unedited social media and informal news sources.
We also wanted to put your mind at ease with some basic tips to stay healthy while visiting our Center and living life in our community:
Hand-washing with soap and water is your best self-defense against the spread of germs.
Identify alternative greetings that are comfortable for you. Hugs and kisses are common greetings in our community and now would be a great time to consider an alternative. Perhaps a fist or elbow bump. Maybe an air kiss or simple wave?. Whatever your choice, please feel comfortable not participating in bodily contact with those you encounter inside the Center and throughout our community.
Personal Responsibility. We are doing our very best to keep the Center clean and sanitized and, with as many visitors as we have on any given day, we also ask for your help. Please pay special attention to washing your hands during your visit and give special care to the spaces you use while visiting our community's Center.
Please stay home if you are not feeling well, especially if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, or are experiencing shortness of breath.
Here are additional things we are doing to keep the Pride Center clean and safe:
We have instructed our facilitators to wipe down all surfaces with disinfecting wipes and remind our visitors of the importance of wiping down all areas they have touched after each support group.
We have advised all staff members and volunteers to wash their hands often using soap and water for at least 30 seconds, particularly after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing.
We have spray sanitizer available at the reception desk, and various other spaces. Feel free to use them.
Any staff or volunteer members who are ill will be sent home.
At this time, we have no plans to cancel regular programming, however, events may be subject to cancellation, please check the website for more information. We are closely monitoring updates from the Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to follow guidance from these agencies, public health officials, as San Diego County officials.
We are committed to keep our Center a safe and enjoyable place for all.
* A special thanks to the Pride Center of Staten Island for allowing us to borrow their statement on the COVID-19 response.