Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Yesterday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, extended the public health declaration that mandates services (like those provided by HDC) remain closed until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. Therefore, dayhabilitation services will not be reopening this coming Monday as was planned. Although the Governor was able to reveal some businesses and services in Iowa would begin operating on a limited basis on May 1, Scott County was not one of the counties included in the strategic regional openings she announced.
For HDC, this means the earliest that day services could resume is Monday, May 18, 2020; however there is a potential that any reopening of businesses in that timeframe may not include services like dayhabilitation. More specific information will likely be provided as the May 15th date approaches.
For the time being, HDC will continue to focus on the residential programs, as has been the case since this all began in the middle of March. When the word is given that day services can reopen, there is a plan in place to phase those services in as safely and as timely as possible. Until that day arrives, support and care is being provided for the participants/residents in their homes and to HDC staff.
While this is disappointing news, it was not unexpected. Everyone looks forward to the day when things can return to somewhat normal operations, and when that can be accomplished safely.
Thank you for your continued support of our services, our participants, our staff, and our mission.