For many of us, we have now
settled in to what is being called our “new normal." You may be navigating a new work from home schedule, learning to home school your child, or digging deep into the pages of your cookbooks to find something new for dinner. Some of you may have found yourselves on the front lines of this pandemic as an essential employee or first responder. Whether you're staying home to reduce the spread or serving your community as an essential employee, I thank you. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and they matter.
This pandemic has certainly placed us in uncharted territory where the terrain changes daily. What has remained constant however, is the community we know and love, standing firm and lending a hand to their neighbors in need. The amount of support we have received has been overwhelming. It is undeniable that Delaware cares for the people we serve and their families.
Amidst all of the tragedy and negativity surrounding us with the COVID-19 pandemic there is also so much good.
The provider community has always been committed to supporting people with disabilities. But now more than ever, their dedication to continuing this important work is commendable.
DCBDD employees have been working tirelessly to ensure the same level and quality of support is delivered. I appreciate their fierce devotion to our mission and the compassion they bring to work each and every day.
Our community partners have stood by our side making deliveries, donating supplies, and providing support to the people we serve.
When I listen to Governor DeWine say we are “in this together Ohio” I don’t just hear it, I see it everywhere I look. These community acts are inspiring and keep us all focused on the mission at hand - to stop the spread.
I hope you all are staying safe and well. In the words of Dr. Amy Acton, "Wear the mask
the cape." Thank you all for your heroic efforts during such trying times.