Sherwood is now fully reopened.
We are ready and able to serve more children and adults with disabilities.
At this time, all Sherwood offices are reopened per Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington state-wide reopening instructions. We continue to follow specific guidelines from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to remain compliant to their General Duty Clause, which states staff will continue to wear masks while working with families, program members or visiting any of our three locations.
1) Sherwood Employees who can provide supports and therapies remotely or in the community will continue to do so.
2) Sherwood Employees will continue to do a self-health assessment prior to working each day. Sherwood Employees will be required to wear masks while in the community and follow any safety guidelines set in place for any locations or settings they are in.
We are asking any community members who visit Sherwood offices or receive services from a Sherwood Team Member to also follow the same Self-Assessment.
Our Early Intervention team is available to schedule limited in-person therapy sessions at this time and we and continue to provide telehealth therapies and video conferencing to support our families so their child doesn’t experience a delay in development. We are reaching out to the community, letting parents know they can self-refer and call as soon as they are concerned about a potential delay. We continue to work with families to ensure vital services are provided if a family has lost healthcare or is in a financial hardship.
Sherwood’s Vocational team is available to provide services in person at this time. Our team has provided services to adults with disabilities in essential positions throughout this pandemic. We continue to educate our clients on the importance of wearing masks, how to work while practicing physical distancing so they can start earning paychecks again. Adults with disabilities getting back to work is an important part of the economic recovery. Our staff have worked remotely during this time and continue to have innovative conversations on how technology, video resume’s and virtual services make a positive impact for those we serve while being physically separated.
If you would like to learn more about what services mean for you or your loved ones call 425-334-4071. We appreciate your patience as we stay committed to safety, for you, your loved ones, our employees and their families. Please sign up for our newsletter, follow us on social media or comeback to our website for regular updates.
We will continue to monitor new information and keep you informed to the best of our ability.
We've included some resources on how to talk to friends or loved ones with developmental disabilities about COVID-19, courtesy of Green Mountain Self-Advocates.
Continuing to protect yourself from COVID-19
We encourage you to monitor reliable sources on COVID-19 including:
Snohomish Health District -- http://www.snohd.org/ncov2019
Washington State Department of Health – https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV
You can also call the hotline operated by the state health department if you have questions. That number is 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
Direct phone numbers for local health districts:
Snohomish County (425) 339-5200
Island County (360) 679-7350
Skagit County (360) 336-9380
King County (206) 477-8000