112 Days

 It’s been 112 days since Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in California due to coronavirus, 112 days since he asked health care workers to rise to the challenge of protecting patients and communities in the face of an unknown threat. 

And you did rise, far beyond anyone’s expectations. In the months since the emergency declaration, you’ve not just adapted to a fluid situation — you’ve made it your new normal. Your dedication to safe practices — hand hygiene, surface decontamination — has undoubtedly saved lives.

But that work is not over just yet. Now, more than ever, we must stay vigilant. Your work is difficult and exhausting, but it’s also critically important. As we move forward into the summer and fall, our communities will continue to rely on you more than they ever have before. 

That’s a lot of pressure. 

Take care of yourself, take the time you need to process and heal. To help you navigate these waters, we’ve developed a Care for the Caregiver program that provides “psychological first aid” for those on the frontlines. The program, which is available on demand, can be watched  at your convenience, when you need it. In the coming months, we’ll continue to reach out with resources to support your work. 

Thank you for all you do, day in and day out. 

Robert Imhoff