As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness.
On October 14, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a press release sharing news about a new lab test developed by the CDC for EV-D68 which will allow more rapid testing of specimens. Because of this new test, confirmed cases of EV-D68 will appear to rise rapidly over the next 7-10 days as specimen testing accelerates; however, changes in case counts won’t represent a real-time influx of new cases.
Almost all of the CDC-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families.
We’re hoping that these tips will assist you in doing your part to keep this from spreading:
Health & Safety reimbursements are now available!
If you have recently completed CPR, First Aid, or Preventative Health Practices, SFCS may be able to reimburse you for part of those costs. This California Department of Education funded opportunity is open to:
• Licensed Family Child Care Providers and/or their assistants
• Licensed Child Care Center Staff
• License-Exempt Child Care Providers
If you have taken, or plan to take, the approved CPR, First Aid, or Preventative Health Practices certification between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, you are invited to apply for this limited funding.
Reimbursement applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be available until the funding runs out. Applications are available by clicking HERE, or in our office. You may also request that an application be emailed to you by calling Rayma Ware at (707) 864-4634. Certain rules and restrictions apply, call for details.
Note: Providers should also keep in mind that the cost of required training is tax deductible.
If you need help in finding approved training, call the Resource & Referral Department at (707) 863-3950, extension 752.
Solano Family & Children’s Services is a rewarding place to work with flexible, family friendly policies and a diverse workforce. We offer benefit plans with medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and health expenses and a 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan where contributions are tax deferred. New, full-time employees accrue five days vacation leave, ten days sick leave and are given ten paid holidays per year.
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We’d like to thank everyone who supported our first “Chip In For Children – Casino Night Fundraiser” last Friday!!! The evening was so much fun, that the time simply flew by. It was a very interactive night with something for everyone. We had a delicious meal, good drinks, dancing, lots of raffle/auction items, a free photo booth with instant prints, and casino games galore! What a FUN way to support children and families in Solano County!!! We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants, and we look forward to bringing it back next year, even bigger and better!!!