Thank you again for your dedication to our mission during this unprecedented time. As we have often discussed, things change rapidly, and we are dedicated to providing you with the most up to date information that we have.
Most of you have already heard that Governor Bullock has ordered “shelter-in-place / stay-at-home” across Montana. The order begins on the morning of Saturday, March 28th, and extends through Friday, April 10.
The order allows Montanans to leave home for necessary functions, such as buying food, caring for others, outdoor recreation and going to work at essential services or businesses. Please note that the federal guidelines (Click Here), mentioned in the Governor’s order, identify residential and community mental health services as “essential services.” Our operations continue. The individuals we serve need us. Now more than ever.
On the main campus (PRTF), CBS youth will no longer be brought to campus. Other preventive measures such as restricting on-campus visitation and off-campus passes will remain in effect.
Within our CBS programs, we will be transitioning as many services as possible to phone or telehealth, with limited exceptions for safe and necessary contact. Kim and your supervisors will be providing you with more detailed information as soon as possible.
During your non-work hours, I implore you to follow the social distancing and shelter in place guidelines for the safety of yourself, your co-workers and loved ones, as well as those we serve. Please continue to follow the guidelines that have been so often mentioned: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, maintain social distancing and, please, if you feel sick, stay home.
Mike Chavers – CEO