To All BSL Staff:
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Board of Directors recognizes that we are all dealing with significant challenges. Understandably, there is a great sense of unease everywhere especially since the Governor has ordered closures again due to the rise in coronavirus cases. In this context, we felt it was important to express our gratitude for your commitment to our organization and the women we serve.
First and foremost, we would like to thank you for what you have done already to weather this crisis and getting BSL prepared to cope with this situation. Your commitment makes all the difference. We know that the impacts of COVID-19 are overwhelming, especially to the residents that all of you work so hard to care for. You have shown up and stayed true to our Mission, and we are forever grateful.
As we all continue to navigate this pandemic, please know that the Board and Executive Director are making decisions for staff and residents with the following principles in mind:
Being informed about the local status of the public health crisis.
Evaluating guidance put forth by health and government officials.
Prioritizing the health and well-being of the staff and residents.
Serving our residents in a responsible way in order to keep them safe.
Implement guidelines and rules based on CDC and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infections.
As we monitor and adapt to this pandemic, BSL will continue to update guidelines and needs to better assist our residents as well as staff. Also, the Board fully supports the Executive Director in continuously updating procedures on COVID-19 prevention. We hope these procedures will provide comprehensive information about how to best navigate this crisis and prevent the spread as best we can.
As frontline employees your commitment and your discipline are critical at this time to maintain BSL’s continuity. It is our priority to support you in this important endeavor. It has brought out some of our best work including your continued responsibility to supporting the women we serve.
Board of Directors Big Sister League of San Diego