Connections View on 8th Avenue in Greeley

Connections for Independent Living Receives 5-Star Certification for COVID-19 Safety

Weld County, CO, May 7, 2021 – In recognition of actions taken to confirm the safety of visitors and clients from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Connections for Independent Living has been awarded a 5-Star Certification certificate by the City of Greeley.

Sponsored by the City of Greeley, the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Evans, and the Town of Windsor, the  April 30 certification provides confidence to visitors that safety is a priority at all recognized businesses. At Connections, face masks are mandatory and enforced, six-foot distancing is required, employees and visitors are screened for coronavirus symptoms, cleaning of high-touch surfaces is regularly undertaken, and ventilation is improved.

Connections serves individuals who live with disabling conditions within a seven-county region of northeastern Colorado. In reopening the Greeley office for appointments for these individuals at higher risk for serious infection and illness from the COVID-19 virus, Connections recognizes it is critical that health safety is prioritized.

“Giving access to services and programs is our team’s priority, but doing it safely for consumers and staff are of utmost importance,” said Rochelle Mitchell-Miller, Connections Executive Director.

With the 5-Star Certification, Connections is limiting capacity in the office among staff, and scheduling appointments for visitors. Telephone and online video conferencing will continue to serve many clients, but in-person assistance can be helpful for some individuals.

When regional health conditions improve, health considerations at the Connections office will be adjusted accordingly.

Connections for Independent Living is a non-residential, participant-controlled nonprofit Independent Living Center that promotes independent living and the empowerment of all persons with disabilities. The organization is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers throughout Colorado and since 1986 has specifically served individuals in seven northeastern counties.