Upon entering, visitors will have their temperature checked at the door and offered a mask if they don’t already have one. Visitors and staff will be asked to use hand sanitizer and everyone will be asked whether they have a cough or if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 that they are aware of. The furniture, surfaces, and equipment in all rooms will be sanitized after each client visit as required by CDC and state guidelines. Additionally, Douglas C.A.R.E.S. is investing in air filtration systems that remove bacteria and viruses from the air.
C.A.R.E.S. can always benefit from donations such as stuffed animals, quilts, pillows and pillow cases, and monetary donations.
There is one more thing people can do to help children in Douglas County: report abuse cases. Nores says, “Children restrained by the pandemic and the regulations around the pandemic, are prevented from expressing themselves to professionals who understand what types of issues have been going on at home that should be reported. Reporting incidents of abuse is needed. Kids need a friendly face that they can discuss issues that have been going on with them that are detrimental to their health, safety, and well-being.”