Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness & Updates
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March 20, 2020

RE: Office Closure and Text Message and Email Opt-In

Greetings,

Aloha Habilitation Services is very concerned with the health and safety of all its clients, employees, contractors and numerous stakeholders.  In light of the ongoing developments, we have decided to temporarily close our offices effective Friday, March 20, until further notice.

 

Although our offices will be closed, we are still available to provide you with the best services you have come to expect of us.  Below is a contact list of our administrative staff if you have any questions or requests over the next several weeks.  Again, if you prefer to meet, we will have an online platform such as GoToMeeting or Zoom available to discuss your concerns and needs.

 

If you have not done so already, please opt-in to our text messaging and email service for the latest information about what is happening at Aloha Hab as well as the developments regarding COVID19.  To opt-in to our text messaging service please do the following:

 

  1. If you are an employee or independent contractor,

 

Text ‘alohahab’ to 31996

 

  1. If you are a client, family member, friend, or stakeholder,

 

Text ‘alohahab100’ to 31996

 

You will receive an average of one text message per week on Sundays regarding any updates.  Please understand these updates maybe more frequent during this time of uncertainty.

 

To subscribe to our email list please go to the following webpage:

 

https://mailchi.mp/alohahab/subscribe

 

You may also find information on our website at www.alohahab.comor our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/alohahab/.

 

Again, please continue to practice social distancing and be mindful and limit any social gatherings to ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of your family and our waiver participants.

 

Sincerely,

 

Aloha Habilitation Services Inc.

 

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

 

SERVICE SUPERVISORS

 

Zenaida “Zeny” Bumanglag

Email: ZBUMANGLAG@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 220-3565

 

Gracia “Grace” Gagarin

Email: GGAGARIN@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 754-1909

 

Ruby Anne Gagarin

Email: RGAGARIN@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 753-3062

 

Maricel Hioki

Email: MHIOKI@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 391-0763

 

Salvador “Sal” Obaldo Jr.

Email: SOBALDO@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 778-3841

 

Yolanda “Yoli” Respicio, RN

Email: YRESPICIO@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 489-3027

 

ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Dawn Panganiban

Email: DPANGANIBAN@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 387-7315

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

 

Victor “Vic” Panganiban

Email: VPANGANIBAN@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 428-5542

 

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

Ernalene “Erna” Sebastian, RN

Email: ESEBASTIAN@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 548-8837

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Jean Rimando

Email: JRIMANDO@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 517-9688

 

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

 

Jennifer “Jen” Rosa

Email: JROSA@ALOHAHAB.COM

Cell: (808) 548-8987




March 17, 2020

For more detailed and up-to-date information please visit the following websites:

Hawaiʻi Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness & Updates

 

Greetings,

 

Like many of you and other organizations, Aloha Habilitation Services is keeping a close watch on developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is also closely monitoring any guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which you may also follow by going to the web site at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and the HawaiʻiState Department of Health www.health.hawaii.gov.

 

To take preventative measures with the risk of exposure and spreading the virus, we have shared specific instructions on the importance of proper handwashing and staying home if feeling sick or are returning from an area of the world identified as posing a coronavirus-related risk.  According to the recommendations from the CDC, we will ask anyone who has traveled to such locations or may have been exposed to others who have traveled to such locations to self-quarantine for 14-days.

 

You can prepare now for the potential outbreak of the COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi by:

 

  1. Stocking up on all prescription medications and other basic household items like food and cleaning products so that you can care for yourself, your family, and waiver participants at home if someone becomes ill.  The supplies of these items may be affected in the event of a pandemic.
  2. Plan for the possibility of school and program closures, cancelled events and activities.
  3. Consider talking to your employer, case management, and provider agencies about strategies for preventing the spread of the illness (e.g., alternative scheduling, telecommuting, online meetings, and reducing services).
  4. Consider practicing basic social distancing measures like limiting your time spent around large groups and avoiding unnecessary close contact with people (e.g., handshakes, aloha kisses).

 

You can prepare now for the potential outbreak of the COVID-19 in Hawaii by following everyday preventive actions that can prevent or slow down the spread of respiratory illness in the community by:

 

  1. Getting your flu shot. People with seasonal influenza will exhibit similar symptoms as COVID-19 (fever and cough).  If more people are protected against the flu, this will reduce the confusion and the burden on our healthcare system.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20-seconds (singing happy birthday to yourself two times); especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  3. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  6. Stay at home if you begin to feel ill.
  7. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

 

Please be mindful and limit any social gatherings to ensure your health and safety, your family, and our waiver participants.  If you require a meeting with any of the AHS staff, an online platform may be made available to do so (e.g., GoToMeeting, Zoom, FaceTime) which may be conducted by using a computer, laptop, or smartphone.

 

If you need to stop by our office, we request that you make an appointment with us.  This is important so that we may continue to adhere to social distancing rules.

 

Lastly, AHS will make an announcement regarding office closures amidst the status of the COVID-19.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Aloha Habilitation Services Inc.

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