Big Events and Pandemics

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Dear Imagine friends and family,

This is a tricky month.  There’s some fun stuff coming up and, as of yet, no pandemic in Santa Cruz County.  We need to protect each other and those we serve so please do read the Human Resources Column of our March newsletter, especially if you work at Imagine. We are developing a plan for a possible pandemic reaching this area and will be rolling it out over the next week. This newsletter is step 1.

But, we also want everyone to understand that as of this writing (2/28) the Centers for Disease Control considers the risk of infection to non-healthcare workers to be low.  Because Imagine staff work with single individuals, it seems reasonable to believe that for now, our risk remains low.  We will continue monitoring, planning and communicating while we learn about this new virus. You can keep up, if you are concerned, at the CDC website dedicated to this disease, the link is here

Turning now to why we live anyhow, there are some great events coming up. On the 28th of this month, Imagine will be going on a little boat ride.  See below for more information.  

The following big event comes in early April when Imagine will host a book event with author Marc Sander.  Our neighbor in Watsonville, Marc’s Aspberger Syndrome went undiagnosed until well into his adulthood, leaving him alone with the puzzle of why social rules and relationships were so hard to navigate. The Driveway Rules is his memoir of coming to understand himself and the baffling rest of us.  You can buy it here (or buy it here on April 8.) Please do join us. Refreshments will be served and Marc has generously offered to donate $1 for every copy sold at that site in April to Imagine.

And save another date: I’m telling you about it now so no excuses- Imagine’s Film Festival has been booked for October 8th at The Colligan Theater. Patty is back and organizing with a vengeance.
Finally, the Human Race is a coming.  Fundraising will begin on the 25th and you should probably expect to hear from captains Drea and Lili right about then and pretty often thereafter.

As ever, if you have any questions, feedback or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  You can write me here.

Gratefully yours,

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