A Statement From CARE on COVID-19
03-17-2020 @ 9:35 A.M. EDT
In response to guidance from the CDC, effective immediately, CARE is suspending all in-person activities nationwide until further notice. Volunteer leaders should reach out to CARE national staff for further guidance. Schools and organizations with existing presentations should coordinate with their volunteer leaders to find alternate dates or move their presentations to a digital format.
As an organization that strives to help the communities where we operate, we believe it is our duty to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and the populations they serve. Thank you for your patience during challenging times.
This page will be updated with new developments as they arise.
03-11-2020 @ 9:00 A.M. EDT
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) is committed to the health and safety of our volunteers and the communities in which they serve across the U.S. As such we are advising our chapters to suspend in-person training in communities directly impacted by COVID-19. In areas where the risk levels are unclear, we are advising chapters to default towards this suspension of service. CARE has materials and classroom activities that can be shared with teachers and will provide the tools necessary to deliver presentations remotely. To receive assistance with these virtual tools, please contact the national staff or submit a form on care4yourfuture.org/contact.
As such we are advising our chapters to suspend in-person training in communities directly impacted by COVID-19. In areas where the risk levels are unclear, we are advising chapters to default towards this suspension of service.-As of 3/11/2020 @ 9:00 A.M. EDT
As this a rapidly changing situation, all CARE volunteers are being advised to use extreme caution and follow the CDC prevention guidelines below.
- Wash hands frequently throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue that is immediately discarded.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Keep surfaces (especially bathroom surfaces and children’s toys) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
This web page will be updated as more information becomes available.