Respite Care’s Temporary Closure
**Respite Care is now closed through April 19th, 2020.**
Respite Care has decided to remain closed for child care through Sunday, April 19th, with plans to reopen Monday, April 20th. We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 in our community as we make these tough decisions; we will keep all our families, staff, and volunteers updated as quickly as possible. We look forward to being back together!
** Respite Care is now closed through April 12th, 2020.**
As we are continuing to exercise caution, we are extending our closure through Sunday, April 12th. We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community as we work diligently to create a plan to reopen for care as soon as possible. We miss playing with our kiddos and hope everyone is staying happy & healthy 😊
** Respite Care is now closed through April 5th, 2020.**
Unfortunately, due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19 in our community that are not yet improving, Respite Care, Inc. will now be closed for child care through April 5th. We are missing our kiddos’ smiles and we are wishing you all safety and health. Please stay tuned for further updates.
** Respite Care is now closed through March 29th, 2020.**
Dear families, our temporary closure has been extended one week in order to keep our kiddos and staff safe with the presence of COVID-19 in Northern Colorado. This means that we will be closed the week of 3/22-3/29. We will reach out to families via email by Thursday, 3/26 to let you know if we will be open or closed the following week of 3/30.
The decision to temporarily close Respite was a very difficult one to make. This decision was made with the best interests of the kiddos and families that we serve at heart. We truly value your health and well-being, and are keeping you, our staff, and our community at the forefront of our minds as we navigate these challenges. Many of you have reached out in support of the decision to close, and your kind words of support have truly made a world of difference to our team. Please continue to monitor the news for updates about what you can be doing to stay healthy and safe.
Special thanks to our amazing staff members who have been disinfecting the house this week as a precaution! Respite Care will be sparkling and squeaky clean when it is time to welcome the kiddos back!
To our community:
In response to the presence of COVID-19 in Colorado, Respite Care will be closed for child care through Sunday, March 22nd as a preventive measure. There are currently no known cases associated with Respite Care. Our goal is to reopen for child care on Monday, March 23rd; however, this decision will depend on developments concerning local COVID-19 response. We will post updates on social media, and will be communicating with our families via email.
We take all decisions regarding closure very seriously, and know that this closure has an impact on our families. We, along with many other organizations and businesses in our community, are facing tough decisions during this time. Our top priority at all times, and the very heart of our mission, is to provide a safe environment for children with developmental disabilities. Many children in our care may be at higher risk with underlying medical diagnoses. With the threat of COVID-19, we believe it is in the best interests of our children and families to close for the week.
This week, our team is sanitizing and deep-cleaning our house out of an abundance of caution. Our administrative team members will be available while working both onsite and remotely. We will all be practicing standard precautions, disinfecting the house and office frequently, and canceling all non-essential visitors and meetings.
We are inspired by the way our community is rallying in response to this challenge. While circumstances are uncertain and changing by the minute, we want to pause and express our gratitude. As an organization that depends upon our community, we have witnessed firsthand the incredible generosity and collaborative spirits of our friends and neighbors. We have every confidence that Northern Colorado will meet this challenge with that same character. We will get through this together.
Your friends at Respite Care
Respite Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Larimer County that provides short term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to their families, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. We believe that a child with a disability is a child first and that his or her challenges are secondary. With this mission and philosophy in mind, Respite Care strives to create an interactive, stimulating and safe environment that addresses the physical, emotional, social and mental needs of each individual child.