As Public Health Issues Continue

Beginning June 1, 2021
As our community’s public health recommendations continue to evolve, ProKids CASA Volunteers now have the option of meeting with children and families indoors. ProKids staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks indoors or when unable to socially distance outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, to demonstrate our commitment to our community’s health and especially in respect to young children who have not been vaccinated.
This means that face-to-face, monthly visits are again an expectation for ProKids CASA Volunteers. Your visits can be indoors or outdoors, socially distant whenever possible.
If you have a concern about face-to-face meetings, please let your CASA Manager know. You may be able to continue to use Zoom virtual visits.
If a family is curious about why you are wearing a mask, especially if they are not wearing masks, please let them know that ProKids is doing all it can to make sure our community is safe. There is no need to offer your vaccination status or inquire about the status of the family you are visiting.

Beginning Beginning June 21, 2021

Because of changes in CDC guidance and ODH requirements, ProKids is changing some of its procedures as well. These changes go into effect June 21.

At the Office

  • If you are fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is optional unless children are present.
  • Current and prospective staff, volunteers and supporters who are familiar with these expectations are welcome at the office.
  • All staff will be notified if contact tracing is necessary.
  • The training and conference rooms will have some ability to host hybrid meetings (a mix of in-person and remote participants).

Outside the Office

ProKids staff and volunteers representing ProKids are expected to follow CDC guidance, ODH requirements, and any additional requirements of the location they are at (court, a restaurant, a medical facility, etc.) You can read more about court here.

On Visits with Children

There is no change. Masks are to be worn when inside with children and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. This continues to be our approach as children do not have complete access to vaccines. You can read more here.

Will There be Further Changes?

Of course, as we learn more from the CDC and public health authorities, we will make adjustments.