A Special Message from Joan Ekobena, Director of Services
March 13, 2019
Visiting Angels is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, via updates from our local health department, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.
While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Visiting Angels serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.
We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Important Things to be Sure You Have in Your Home:
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 301-355-6578. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
Your Visiting Angels Office Staff