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EIDS COVID-19 Statement

The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and tragic impact on our society, which has fundamentally altered our societal norms and professional practices.  For EIDS the consequences have been no less drastic, typified by canceled programs and events, conversion to remote events and programs and adoption of new operational protocols. 

Through it all, we are finding new ways of fulfilling our mission and stepping up to address the needs of our members. 

Information is changing rapidly, and we encourage you to visit the government sites along with Health and Welfare for the latest guidance.  We will update this guide periodically as circumstances warrant. 

https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/governors-actions/

https://eiph.idaho.gov

https://www.siphidaho.org

Remember the path forward will not be straight or easy.  The journey will be a rocky one, compromised of phases and likely some setbacks along the way.  Whatever form it takes, as EIDS, we will lead with our values: our commitment to our mission and prioritizing the safety of our members and volunteers.

EIDS is working to create some safe activities for all who want to participate.  We have had several families ask for some social activities face to face as their children are suffering mentally from being in isolation.

As always, our actives are free, not mandatory and EIDS will continue to follow the safety protocols set forth by the government.  Masks will be worn by all staff and volunteers, masks for all participants is strongly advised, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available, temperature checks will be administered and social distancing will be available within reason.

By working together and supporting each other, we can emerge from the crisis wiser and stronger. 

Please only attend the activities if you feel comfortable doing so. We want what is best and safest for everyone. If attending an activity in-person, please make sure that you (or anyone in your family attending) are healthy and have not been in contact with anyone that has or has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days. The goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible. We appreciate your help in accomplishing this goal.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy please e-mail us at info@easternidahodownsyndrome.org.

Sincerely,

EIDS Board Members

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