Taking care of our community is core to everything WSCP values. The physical and emotional health of our community is always top of mind and especially with recent circumstances. WSCP is taking the COVID-19 virus very seriously and is closely monitoring information from health organizations to help us in planning for prevention protocols.
As an agency, we are monitoring guidance and taking our lead from the Public Health Department and the CDC. The risk in our area is changing rapidly and we are doing everything we can to stay on top of the situation and communicate transparently with our volunteers, staff and clients.
We are working very hard to continue our services to families in need in our community.
Here are the policies and actions we have implemented to maintain an environment that will allow us to continue to serve our clients:
- We are encouraging everybody to wash their hands frequently and have provided handwashing instructions in our facilities.
- If clients, volunteers, staff members and others who visit our facilities are feeling ill, or have recently been ill, we are asking them to stay home.
- Clients, volunteers, employees and others who visit our facilities who are in poor health, have underlying health conditions that put them at risk or have other concerns about their personal health should make their own assessment and determine whether they should stay home.
- We are providing hand sanitizer and offering disinfectant wipes for people to wipe down shopping carts, their work area, door knobs, etc.
It is important that each person take responsibility for their own hygiene, including washing hands, monitoring their own health, etc. We encourage everybody to get up to date information directly from the appropriate health organizations, such as the CDC or the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Thank you for your patience and diligence during this time.