California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken extreme measures as the nation and world battle the novel coronavirus. The state has implemented some of the strongest restrictions in the U.S. in its fight against the pandemic. On March 20, 2020, Newsom issued an executive order urging state residents to remain indoors to avoid spreading COVID-19.
During the emergency press conference, Newsom told California to remain calm and that residents must stay home and avoid leaving unless it unless they are performing “essential activities.” The order is part of a social distancing plan to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Desert View Recovery is exempt from the order because it is an essential business, so we will remain fully operational while treating our clients’ substance use disorders and continue to operate according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Addiction treatment is considered essential healthcare. As coronavirus continues to disrupt our daily lives, individuals with substance use disorders continue to need the help and support necessary toward achieving full-time sobriety. Individuals in the recovery community often require access to social support and medical care to stave off relapse and treat biomedical issues.
Desert View Recovery is committed to serving clients with substance use disorders and others in the robust recovery community. We will continue to monitor the progress of COVID-19 and heed orders and recommendations from the CDC and other official medical sources. Our goal is to offer the safest environment for our clients. Stay tuned for our updates.
What Is Social Distancing?
You may have heard the term social distancing recently. It is a model of virus prevention that consists of avoiding physical contact that could spread COVID-19. You must limit nonessential social contact and maintain a distance of at least six feet between those you come in contact with in social settings. It serves the purpose of slowing the advancement of COVID-19 and accomplishes many other goals as well.
First and foremost, it keeps the virus away from the most vulnerable individuals in our society, who may have compromised immune systems or preexisting conditions that could make contracting the virus deadly.
Second, it helps keep viral infections low for hospitals and clinics to absorb the influx of patients. If too many people jam the emergency room at one time, there will not be enough care available at overwhelmed facilities. Lastly, it helps doctors and researchers find ways to treat the virus effectively.
What Is Allowed Under the Order at This Time?
The governor is implementing new changes daily, so it’s vital to follow these updates as they emerge. As of right now, the governor has asked people to limit their time outside. He has asked everyone to stop going to beaches and local parks for exercise.
You can leave your home only to care for family members with disabilities, go grocery shopping, go to the gas station, go to the bank, and use services related to healthcare. As news becomes available, we will continue to update our website.
The safety of our clients and prospective clients at Desert View Recovery is our top priority, and we will continue to provide them with the highest level of care and keep them safe during these unpredictable times.