Covid-19

June 29

COVID-19 Update from QVSS

June 29, 2020

To all Program Participants

QVSS will tentatively begin Phase 1 of our reopening plan on July 2, 2020. Our number-one priority is to protect the people we support and the staff that provides the supports. In order to do so, the plan will require participants and staff to follow strict health protocols to ensure the safety of the participants, staff, and others.

Our day supports “Care Plan” sets out strict rules that must be followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We must remain diligent in helping stop the spread of the virus, and we must be aware that there is still a public health risk.

Although QVSS is opening its doors, it does not mean everyone comes back to our inbuilding activities, and everything is like it was. Unfortunately, at this stage, it would not be safe to do that. What is going to happen is as the province continues to put into action its Framework for Reopening the Province, day support centres across Ontario will be able to reopen with strict safety and operational requirements in place.

To begin, QVSS is required to provide essential services to the people most in need while minimizing the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 among staff and people attending the program. So, we will be contacting everyone to address your immediate and future program needs. Our plan includes providing supports to people most in need and expanding our services as we feel safe and comfortable. We hope that you understand this and know that keeping you and staff safe is our number one goal.

If you feel your son or daughter is in dire need of day supports, please contact Linda at linda@qvss.on.ca or (613)847-1462

If you do not require emergency care and are okay for now, please continue enjoying our online programs and services.

Stay safe! Stay healthy! We’re going to get through this together!

Mike Vajda
Executive Director

March 18

COVID-19 Update from QVSS

With the continued news and growing concerns around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), QVSS wants to provide you with an update on our commitment to you during this important time.

Although our building is presently closed the Board/Managers and Staff remain available to support you and will continue to respond to your needs. If you are in need of our assistance please contact Mike Vajda (613)-849-7456 mike@qvss.on.ca or Linda Goldrick (613)847-1462 linda@qvss.on.ca.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn how the Ministry of Health is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Find out how to protect yourself and how to recognize symptoms.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

March 16

Important Notice Regarding QVSS Operations

PROGRAMMING CHANGES – QVSS will close its day programs as of the end of the day (March 16, 2020) until further notice.

We are committed to maintaining the safety of our agency and the individuals we support. 

As much as the internal and external programs promote our mission of community inclusion, safety and responsibility are the overriding factors to decision making. We are suspending all programs and services until further notice. This includes; All internal programs at QVSS and all external programs like; Bowling, The Wellness Centre, meet you at the library, shopping, let’s get physical and Rally One. 

We thank you for your cooperation and dedication to the people we support.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Vajda(613)-849-7456  mike@qvss.on.ca or Linda Goldrick. (613)847-1462 linda@qvss.on.ca.

March 12

COVID-19 Update from QVSS

QVSS will remain open; however, we are suspending all out of building programs.

As much as the external programs promote our mission of community inclusion, safety and responsibility are the overriding factors to decision making. We are suspending all out of building programs until further notice. This includes; Bowling, The Wellness Centre, meet you at the library, shopping, let’s get physical and Rally One. 

We have also instituted several safety measures in the building. We ask you to sanitize your hand before entering the building. All victors must check-in before entering the building. Anyone exhibiting a persistent cough, fever or shortness of breath will be asked to seek medical attention. 

We thank you for your cooperation and dedication to the people we support.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Vajda or Linda Goldrick.