Rise

Rise now requires face masks.

Rise has updated our COVID-19 safety precautions following new health guidance.

  • Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, masks are once again required for all persons served, team members and guests at all Rise locations, including on Rise transportation.
  • This requirement is for everyone, including those are fully vaccinated.
  • People who cannot wear a mask due to their disability should speak with their Rise staff member to determine necessary and appropriate accommodations.
  • People served who are working at community sites or out in the community must follow the masking guidelines of the business or location.
  • The Department of Health recommends all staff and people served be tested immediately after being exposed to COVID-19 and be retested three to seven days after exposure regardless of vaccination status.

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S. This variant spreads easily and quickly, leading to more cases of COVID-19, especially among vulnerable and unvaccinated people. This is why current guidelines also encourage people to get vaccinated if they have not done so.

People served at Rise are at risk because they receive supports in group environments which put them near others. These conditions make them medically vulnerable.

Rise programs are open and ready to accommodate support needs, schedules, and preferences. We continue to offer part-time and remote services for people who are not comfortable attending in person, allowing them to continue working toward their goals and maintain Rise relationships. Find remote services here.

 

Have more questions? Review our health and safety plans. 

Minnesota Department of Health plan (Updated August 4, 2021)

Infectious diseases (COVID-19) plan (Updated July 19, 2021)

Visitors (Updated July 15, 2021)

 

Reach out to your Rise representative or email us at info@rise.org.
Page updated August 5, 2021

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is currently no end date for this mask policy. We will revisit these rules as we get new guidance from the Department of Health and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Human Services.
This new policy comes following updated COVID-19 recommendations from the Department of Health.
Persons served who cannot wear a mask due to their disability should talk to their Rise staff member to determine necessary and appropriate accommodations.
Masks are required in all Rise buildings, on Rise transportation and outside when social distancing cannot be maintained.
People working in the community or at community sites must follow the masking rules of the business or site.
The Department of Health Recommends all staff and people served be tested immediately after being exposed to COVID-19 and be retested three to seven days after exposure regardless of vaccination status.
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