United Services for Children shares the community’s concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of Friday, March 13, there have been no confirmed cases in St. Charles County, and there are no confirmed or suspected cases among United Services staff or children. We are continuously monitoring the situation, and are prepared to act swiftly to protect the health of the families we serve.
The agency is following recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health and the CDC. Our center will remain open, and all early intervention, therapy and family support operations will continue. This could change based on public health recommendations, or if possible coronavirus exposure were suspected or confirmed. We are reviewing our event schedule and have cancelled the April 4 autism fair.
Health officials stress that risk to the general public remains low, and recommend that everyone practice social distancing and regular hand washing.
If you or your child are exhibiting flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath), or if you have a compromised immune system, please stay home. Do not bring your child to class or therapy.
Here are some best practices to fight the spread of coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
United Services is committed to making sure children receive critical services they need, while at the same time being responsive to a rapidly unfolding public health emergency. We remain focused on maintaining a safe environment for children and families. We will keep you informed as circumstances change.