Understanding and getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

As vaccines become more readily available resulting in more and more people becoming immunized to COVID-19, the natural consequence will be that businesses including Las Trampas Adult Day Program, will be opening and more people will be in close contact with each other.

 

This, of course, leads to more susceptibility for exposure and illness to those not immunized. Of special concern are reports of the emergence new variants of the COVID-19 virus that are 70% more infectious. This means that the virus is mutating to become even easier for someone to become infected.

 

If you are a caretaker or family member of an individual with intellectual and development disabilities, please review the links below. We know you may have many questions regarding the vaccine. The links provided along with advice from your family physician should help provide answers.

 

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A Letter for Family Members

*Families should check the box, which reads “Home health care worker, community health care worker including promotoras”.

 

To request an appointment for the vaccine.

Vaccine Appointment-Request Form

 

For more information, please visit the links below.
Vaccines – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (ca.gov)

https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/vaccine
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

Adult Day Program- New Guidance on Coronavirus Vaccine Availability

 

March 10, 2021

 

RE: New Guidance on Vaccine Availability

 

Dear Las Trampas Stakeholder,

 

All of us at Las Trampas hope you’re doing well and staying safe. To help our efforts in keeping our community safe and to promote a return to in-person services, Las Trampas is advocating for all our staff, our participants, their families, and other stakeholders to get vaccinated as soon as possible.  As vaccines become more available we want to encourage you to do your own research, speak with your doctor, and if appropriate schedule yourself and loved ones appointments to receive the vaccine.

 

Public health guidance from the California Department of Public Health states that effective March 15, 2021, the following persons will be eligible for vaccination:

 

Individuals ages 16 through 64 who are deemed by the clinical judgment of their health care provider to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions:

  • Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen-dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

 

OR, If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability, one or more of the following applies:

  • The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
  • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID-19 care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability

 

If you have a developmental disability, please reach out to your Regional Center case manager to see if you meet eligibility requirements and to obtain any documentation you may need. Once you confirm this information, please follow any instructions provided by your case manager or contact My Turn, the California state organization created to help facilitate vaccines, at 1-833-422-4255 or visit their website at www.myturn.ca.gov to schedule your vaccination.

 

Remember even after being vaccinated we’ll still need to continue wearing our masks, practicing social distancing, and washing our hands regularly. While vaccines aren’t one hundred percent effective, and it’s still unclear if vaccinated people can carry and spread the virus, it is still our best path to getting back to normal.

 

Thank you for all your support and for your strength during this difficult year. We still have a way to go but there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you have any other questions please let us know and we’ll do our best to assist you.

 

Take Care,

Las Trampas Management

 

 

 

Adult Day Program – Coronavirus UpdateJanuary 2021

With the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic in March 2020, the Adult Day Program at Las Trampas closed for in-person classes.

Currently, all services are being provided virtually.  The transition to virtual learning ensures our individuals continue their studies. Additionally, our individuals enjoy seeing and interacting with their peers. Many of our families have reported to us how much their loved ones are enjoying this opportunity.

Day Program participants may join six different virtual classes Monday through Friday. Class topics include current events, music appreciation, covid-19 safety, and others.

An option to virtual classes, participants receive monthly packets of materials, which they work on at their own pace.

To keep our individuals connected, our Day Program Staff reach out to them by phone.  This allows them to stay connected when they were not able to join a virtual class.  This service helps to keep our individuals active during this unprecedented time. The individuals we serve are thriving in our new program.

We are looking forward to the time we can gather in person for our Day program and once again explore and be a part of our community!