The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our activities, and our freedom has affected us all at Opportunity House. After restrictions from seeing loved ones, the closing of the community day services, and fears of becoming ill many Opportunity House clients and staff are eager to get past this pandemic. Now we have a new, safe, and effective tool to help us do that—COVID-19 vaccines.
The vaccination is not required but is encouraged. It is an important step in stomping out this virus! -Tricia Nicolay, Opportunity House Nurse
On Wednesday, January 20, Opportunity House hosted a vaccination clinic with the DeKalb County Health Department for staff and clients. Staff and clients were very excited to take a step towards beating this pandemic. We want everyone in our community to be safe, be able to remove the masks, and hug family and friends again. We ask you to join us in protecting yourself and others by getting vaccinated. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.
The vaccine is our shot at beating COVID-19. Let’s take it! -Bob Shipman, Executive Director
I know it's the right thing to do to help myself and others. -Julia Smith, DT Case Manager
I got the vaccine because I hate seeing and feeling the stress of others and I hope this relieves some of it. -Caroline Collins, Vocational Manager
I'm doing my part to help the world get back to normal. - Claudia, DSP
Following Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) directives, Opportunity House has taken the following actions to protect the people we serve, our staff and our programming partners.