Coronavirus/COVID-19 Statement from Child Advocates

Posted on March 13th, 2020

UPDATED: March 16, 2020 ( 4:20 p.m.)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our entire community is of great concern to everyone at Child Advocates. The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and the children we serve is our top priority. With this in mind, we are taking several precautionary measures to help slow the potential spread of COVID-19.

The Child Advocates office will remain open; however, all staff will have the ability to work from home. Staff will be available remotely via email, phone, text, and/or video. CASA volunteers and staff will continue to check in with the children they serve and advocate for them with their safety in mind; in some scenarios this may require that they do so remotely. We ask that all volunteers monitor their email closely for further information and updates as they are available.

At this time, the following Child Advocates events have been canceled or postponed:

  • CASA Volunteer Conference, which was scheduled to take place on April 4
  • CASA Volunteer Information Sessions during the month of March
  • Remaining Volunteer Training Classes for the month of March
  • Interrupting Racism for Children scheduled for April 6 & 7

We ask that everyone please continue to take commonsense precautions—wash your hands, practice social distancing and be especially careful if you are over the age of 65 or have existing respiratory issues.

We appreciate the community’s understanding and ongoing commitment to the children we serve. As we have updates, we will continue to communicate directly with those impacted.

Questions? Contact us here.