COVID-19 Response

To Our Valued Staff & Students

On behalf of the entire CSD team, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health. Please know that your safety and well-being remains our top priority.

As we all continue to adapt to the unusual circumstances associated with the Coronavirus, I want to continue to share information and update you on the actions we are taking. The student spring break, which started on March 16, 2020, has been extended until May 10. On May 11, 2020, students will be moved to a new “Distance Learning Status.”

We continue to actively monitor risks around our sites and to our employees. The company has established a Coronavirus response team made up of Executive, Health, Operations Teams and Safety personnel to monitor developments from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and local/state health departments to make operational decisions as the situation evolves.

All Centers and employees have been provided the “Precautionary Measures for Infectious Disease Prevention.” We expect every employee to be diligent in compliance with these efforts. Here are a few reminders of the steps everyone needs to take:

Social Distancing
Social distancing is critical in order to protect both yourself and others. Even if you believe you are not in a particularly vulnerable population, remember that someone else you may come in contact with today could be.

Self Isolation After Exposure/Symptoms
If you become ill, or if you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19, it is critical that you follow self-isolation guidelines to prevent spreading the disease further.

Sanitation and Hygiene
Proper sanitation and hygiene are key strategies to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus. All areas on our centers have been disinfected and additional sanitizing stations have been added. Seemingly small steps like washing your hands and maintaining a sanitary environment can make a huge difference. These precautions must be integrated into our safety culture.

Daily Health Questionnaire and Temperature Checks
This week we began the daily health questionnaire and required temperature checks for all personnel entering center.

The safety of our staff and students will remain our #1 priority throughout this process. Our Core Values dictate that we provide a “safe harbor” for the youth we serve, as well as every person who works alongside us in carrying out our mission. To this end, we will remain open with the minimum number of essential staff at our sites, which varies geographically based on local conditions.

In closing, we would like to remind you to take care of yourself. Your physical and emotional health have a great impact on your immune system, making it more important than ever to prioritize self-care. We have included links to resources and important information below for employees, students, and parents.

You can also find additional resources on the CDC website, including advice for managing stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html.

In addition, counseling services and additional resources can be found directly via the centers listed below. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,

Andrew Carpenter
President

Jobs Corps Centers

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