With COVID-19 came stay at home orders and limited access to community activities of all kinds. We’ve also had to limit visitors and outings to protect the clients we serve and the staff who care for them. #GiveAtHomeMN is a chance for us to collect donations that will help us purchase items from our program …Read More About #GiveAtHomeMN is Here!!!
All, Feeling full of admiration and gratitude for all of you rising to the occasion right now. In particular, I want to thank the new COVID Response Team that is being formed at MORA. This week we began to identify a group of residential staff – DSPs, Nursing, PC’s, Residential Supervisors – who will …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update – 4/30/2020
Hello all! I am thrilled to announce Hero Pay. MORA will be offering hero pay (+$5/hr) for any staff that is scheduled to work in a COVID positive home. Thankfully we currently DO NOT have any COVID positive homes. When we do, we’ll reach out to the impacted staff and will help the team understand …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/28/2020
April was certainly a whirlwind month for legislative activity, at both the State and Federal levels. COVID-19 shifted priorities across the board and changed how we’re doing advocacy too. Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening in April… Federal The Federal government has remained focused on preparing packages that address the needs of individuals and …Read More About April Advocacy Update
Hello! It’s another good day at MORA, no confirmed cases of COVID! Below are updates and reminders….. National Volunteer Appreciation Week This week is impeccable timing to honor the people who give their time and energy to good causes – including here at Mount Olivet Rolling Acres. From assisting at Adult Day Services, birthday parties, …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/23/2020
Happy Tuesday! It’s another good day at MORA. No confirmed cases of COVID-19. See below for some reminders and updates…. NEW INFO….. Administrative Appreciation Week: Take a moment to say “thank you” to our coworkers who pay the bills, pay us (!), hire us, teach us, schedule us, help us out, keep the lights on …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/21/2020
Hi All – First, I need to apologize. I misunderstood Metro Mobility’s requirements to provide free rides for essential workers. Currently, MORA is not included in their definition of essential workers as they are only offering rides to doctors and nurses. I apologize for sharing this with employees without investigating more deeply first. If …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/16/2020
🎬LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION🎬 These 2 videos show why proper use of gloves, masks, and PPE is important—and why using PPE improperly can make things much worse! There is no substitute to washing your hands. If you have questions about PPE, please connect with your house nurse. (DISCLAIMER – MORA did not produce either of …Read More About Lights, Camera … PPE!
Hello All! Happy Tuesday – a slightly longer updated today but loaded with good information!! Two bits of financial security for MORA through COVID-19 Last week, we gained approval for a government-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to cover incremental payroll costs and a FEMA reimbursement grant to cover incremental food, supply, and PPE …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/14/2020
What a weird Thursday! Snow, then sun, then snow. Par for the course in April I suppose!! But…. Every day around Mount Olivet Rolling Acres without a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 is a good day – and gives us more time and energy to prepare for when we do have a confirmed case. Thank …Read More About COVID-19 Daily Email Update 4/9/2020