John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--
It feels like things are starting to shift a little. I know that we're excited to start providing actual services again soon!
Don't forget to fill out & give your surveys to CLI staff when we deliver this week's fun bags on Wednesday. We need your input as we start planning to restart services. CLI will start re-opening in phases, so we need to know if you need something maybe sooner than someone else so that we can figure out our priority list.
It is unlikely that Ohio will permit CLI to restart large group services this year. This will be a big shift. Fortunately I know that everyone is used to doing small groups at CLI. However, it is different because we won't be able to use the large group workshop to gather & depot from anymore. Even more difficult will be transportation since the van routes will have to change because new Ohio rules are that all riders have to be 6 feet away from each other and the driver. That's a pretty empty van, which means LOTS more back & forth trips. Also, best practice means that we want to limit exposure to multiple people, which means that we won't want to shuffle CLI staff around to provide random rides. We'll all get through this, but just be prepared to be patient as we work through this together.
This should be a pretty big & fun week for CLI. We've got some fun, productive virtual pilot programs that we're launching. Please tell us what you like and don't like. You don't say, we don't know! CLI has loaner 4G smart phones-- so if you need a device to access one of the new virtual programs-- let us know. We will drop a sanitized smart phone on your porch prior to the activity & pick it up again after the activity.
Anyway, that's all I have right now. Thanks. Have a good week. Stay safe. Feel free to get in touch with questions or concerns. My phone number is 419-706-5137 & my email is john@CLIsupports.com.