Hello Team Rise,

As we monitor the situation and follow the guidance of local authorities and the World Health Organization around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rise Staffing will take all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks to our employees and individuals.

Rise Staffing’s vocational POD’s have been closed. We had the initial desire to stay in operation and continue supporting our community. It was with heavy hearts to make the closure decision but protecting the health and safety of our staff and individuals is top priority. The proposed date to re-open the Rise vocational programs is April 6, 2020.

Most of you already work from home with your individual. We ask that you consider staying home and eliminating extracurricular activities. See your health care provider if you experience any of the common COVID-19 symptoms like coughing, difficulty breathing and fever.

Rise’s Program Coordinators will implement remote site visits and IP meetings via phone and video through the month of April per DHS’s guidelines.

The Rise office is closed to visitors. Lisa, Chris and Brenda are working remotely and available to offer assistance or answer questions. I know us Oklahomans have many concerns during these unprecedent times. We are diligently attending webcast meetings with DHS and following recommendations.

We’re already cautious when it comes to office and POD hygiene, but in times like these, we ask you to ensure you follow these official guidelines:

· Wash your hands regularly throughout the day for at least 20 seconds at a time.

· Use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol – we’ve equipped the office and POD’s

· Avoid touching your face – especially eyes, nose, and mouth – with your hands

· Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze

· Open the windows regularly to ensure regular fresh air flow

Your health is our top priority, so we will keep an eye on any new developments around the coronavirus outbreak and will let you know if there are any extra precautionary measures we all need to apply.

Appreciate each and every one of you!

Thank you,

Chris Miller, VP, Ops

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