Directors Letter– February 2022
Well, I really thought that by now we would be pretty much done with Covid-19 but it’s not to be yet. To keep you all safe, we were given two air purifiers from King County. One is in the Main Hall and one is in the Great Room upstairs. We also have been donated lots of masks! So if you need a supply of disposable or cloth masks let us know. We can get you a box! We are requiring that people wear a mask when they are in the senior center. We are also required to request vaccination cards to participate in the senior center so everyone inside is vaccinated and at less risk of spreading the disease or getting it. Of course, the main thing is that if you don’t feel well, even a little bit sick as the Omicron variant is tricky, please DON’T come! Wait until you feel better.
I encourage you to get vaccinated and boosted. It will save your life and the shot is Free! If you need a ride, we can help. But if for various reasons you prefer not to be vaccinated, you can still get meals to go from our lunch program and there are many programs on zoom. If you need a tablet and mobile hotspot to get internet, let us know, we can help. If you already have a computer and internet but don’t know how to use it, we can help you there, too! As summer comes, we can hold more programs outdoors where vaccination is not required. But I really hope you will get vaccinated and protect yourself and your family. But please know that we love you and want to support you however you choose to live!
If you test positive with Covid-19 and you are vaccinated, we ask that you stay home for a minimum of five days from start of symptoms and/or from the date of your positive test. If you still don’t feel well after the five days, stay home another five for ten days of quarantine. And be sure to wear your mask whenever out of your house. If you get a positive test, then let Kira know at the senior center, so we can notify anyone in a program with you that they may have been exposed so they can take precautions or get tested. If you are not vaccinated, and test positive for Covid, please quarantine for fourteen days and call your doctor if you have trouble breathing or symptoms get worse. But either way, take care of yourself, rest and drink lots of fluids!
King county has lots of resources. You can find a lot of information at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19.aspx
If like me you are feeling a little discouraged and need someone to talk to, I recommend our social worker, Kelly Fujiwara. She is in Tues, Wed, Thurs and can be reached at 425-333-4152. You can reach me at that number too or email Lisay@soundgenerations.org
Take care! – Lisa (PS: to see a recording of our Annual Member Meeting, go to https://snovalleysenior.org/about)