You may be aware that, as anticipated, the spread of the virus COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus) in the United States and the world is very active and ever changing. We are well aware that our members are impacted, and we are obviously monitoring the situation very closely.

You know that over time, NAFCC has a history of always being very reflective in its decision to suspend or limit services, and once again it is the case today as we are working in close collaboration with public health departments, but I want to take this opportunity to underline the strong probability of NAFCC halting site-visits in the very near future.

While the impact of this disease has been far-reaching, you can take proactive measures to protect your health. The CDC has developed a Prevention and Treatment recommendations related to COVID-19. Please review the following link and please do not provide services if you are ill or the service recipient is ill.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

In the meantime, we want to be sure that we are accurately supporting and expressing your needs and positions. So, we have included a link to documents that you can use to communicate with your families about the seriousness of the Novel Coronavirus and what we can do to slow the spread. Additionally, I’m asking that you take two minutes to complete an online survey to give us a snapshot of how this is affecting you and your business.

Again, I want to thank you for your service to children and families across America. I can assure you that the board and staff of NAFCC is committed to make decisions based on factual recommendations from public health professionals and to offer our members efficient continuity of assistance if we have to postpone direct services.

Stay well. Wash your hands.

All my best,

Lanette M. Dumas

NAFCC Executive Director