A little over a year ago, I was moving from Los Angeles to Kansas to take a position as the new CDDO Director for Johnson County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been afforded the opportunity to grow with this community as it becomes a stronger, more united community that is leading the way in the state of Kansas to support our most vulnerable populations.
The stay-at-home order for Kansas may be coming to an end May 3, but unfortunately the risk of COVID-19 will not go away because we begin to leave our homes or businesses reopen. The threat of the virus remains. We have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for the people we support and staff.
As an essential organization, we continue to offer services to those we support by working in their homes, instead of at the Elmore Center or in the community.