I would like to take a moment to thank you for the extra effort being put forth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health, safety, and well being of you and our individuals are of the utmost concern to us.
Because the pandemic is ever-changing, our policies must be updated and changed to reflect current laws, regulations, and guidance. CRSI has been working in conjunction with State and local experts to develop the following list of precautions that are required across all CRSI locations. This message is to serve as a reminder of what we should already be doing as well as to clarify some questions we have been receiving.
Thank you again for your continued efforts.
Scott DeLong, President/CEO
After much deliberation, we have decided that we cannot continue with the Bill Butler Champaign Open as planned on August 19, 2020. The needs and safety of people are the foundations on which we have built our mission and core values around, and in this unprecedented time, we feel it best to honor those we serve.
Hi everyone, I am Scott Delong, the President of CRSI, and I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude.
First and foremost, thank you to our outstanding team members. The CRSI team is continuing to work hard on the front lines, helping those we serve adapt to all the changes that have recently taken place and helping protect them during this pandemic.
Team, you are the heart and soul of what we do. Your hard work and dedication means the world to the people you care for and to their families.
I would also like to express our gratitude for the generous support and donations throughout our communities for items we so desperately need. From masks to hand sanitizer and wipes, everything we need to stay safe, we can't thank you enough!
Also, to the Boards of Developmental Disabilities in the counties we serve, we cannot thank you enough for continuing to spread great information and resources to our teams.
We are all in this together and we are proud to be a part of so many amazing communities!
CRSI Staff, Partners & Community Members,
We have been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closely, and today I would like to update you regarding our actions. First, I would like to personally assure you our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the individuals we serve, as well as our employees, families and neighbors. I would also like to assure you we will maintain the highest level of service to each resident we serve.
Per the orders from the Governor's office, no visitors will be permitted at our ICFs (Intermediate Care Facilities) in order to minimize the spread of the virus within our facilities. Please be patient and understand that things will be subject to change quickly as we continue to receive updates and directives. We realize this rapidly evolving situation is creating unique hardships for all of us; however, it is our responsibility to minimize the long-term impact and implications to those we serve. Based on current information, our population is one of the most vulnerable, and we would like to minimize their risk to the best of our ability.
At this time, we have asked our employees to stay home if they are showing any signs or symptoms of illness OR have been in close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. We have limited our in-person meetings and are using video conferencing and conference calls whenever possible.
To further minimize the risks to the individuals we serve we are implementing the following precautions:
Thank you for your continued dedication and support.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Latest DODD Guidance and Resources
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and public safety as the department responds to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here are the latest guidance messages and resources from DODD.
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Intermediate Care Facilities
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings
Johnson and his wife Kathy have three sons and five grandsons. He is a graduate of Wilmington College with graduate studies at Miami University.
He started his career as a teacher and coach. His immersion into the field of developmental disabilities started in the 1970s as supervisor and houseparent of the Preble County Board of DD residential program.
In 1976 he served as one of the founders of CRSI, an honor he holds today as the last surviving trustee of the original CRSI Board of Trustees.
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