May 22, 2020

Greetings,

We hope everyone has remained healthy and safe during the past two months. It has been difficult being closed during this time, and we certainly miss seeing our ACEs and being a support for families.

We are aware that the State of Texas has reopened several businesses in the area and how important that is for economical repair and security. However, we cannot overlook the fact that confirmed cases of COVID- 19 continue to increase.

Denton County announced 45 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, May 21, marking the second-largest single-day increase in cases in nearly two months. Wednesday’s new cases came largely from Lewisville, with 24. Cases were also reported in Denton (5), Little Elm (1), The Colony (1), and the Denton County portions of Dallas (1), Flower Mound (2), Frisco (3), and Carrollton (3), with five cases in unincorporated Denton County.

While we are eager to get back to business as usual, Texas Health and Human Services continues to discourage day-habilitation outside of the home. It is nearly impossible at this time for SANT to follow CDC guidelines to mitigate transmission risks for the population we serve and our employees.

The health and safety of our ACEs and employees is our number one priority.

Our centers will remain closed until we feel we can safely resume services and have adequate access to PPE and sanitation supplies.

This extended close does not mean that we are not providing any services at all. Today we launched our very 1st Marathon-in-a-Month challenge! #MilesTogether

This month-long marathon fundraiser will help us provide skill development and training for our ACEs when we can return safely, and in the meantime, execute delivery of the incredible distanced learning curriculum that we have developed over the past two months.

For more information, visit: https://specialabilities.rallyup.com/milestogether

We hope you’ll join us! We truly appreciate your continued support during this time.

Sincerely,

JaChel Redmond

President & CEO