Limited In-Person Services Update
Dear Boyer families –
The health and safety of our families, staff and visitors continues to be our top priority. We have been carefully following recommendations of state and local officials around the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and working with the Department of Health and Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) on plans for limited in-person care delivery.
Target Date for Limited In-Person Services
Boyer will continue to deliver all care virtually for the immediate future. Much depends on guidance from government officials, DCYF, COVID-positivity rates, and other factors. We are waiting until the positivity rate remains at or goes below 5% for two consecutive weeks to consider offering limited in-person services. Our sincere hope is that the positivity rate dips below 5% in the near future so that we can offer limited in-person services.
The positivity rate in the Puget Sound area as of 4/1/2021 is at 9.7%.
(the rate will be updated weekly on this webpage)
Commitment to Safety
As we continue to face the pandemic, I want to reiterate Boyer’s commitment to keeping our families, staff and community safe. We recognize that everyone has their own unique set of circumstances, considerations, and comfort levels, and as we plan for eventual limited in-person care, please know that participation will be optional for both families and staff.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s care or plans for reopening, please contact myself or Gay Burton, Boyer’s Chief Program Officer, at any time. We are happy to communicate via zoom, telephone or email, whatever is best for your family.
We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Again, we take our responsibility to our families, staff and community very seriously, and we are grateful for your continued flexibility.
All the best,
Executive Director | Boyer Children’s Clinic
PS. Per Governor Inslee’s recent announcement, all Washington adults will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15, 2021.