Special Announcement: COVID-19 and Smile-A-Mile
Considering the recent concerns and measures taken across the United States to combat COVID-19, the staff at Smile-A-Mile is monitoring and will continue to seek advice and direction from our trusted medical team and partners at Children’s of Alabama as it relates to our programming. Additionally, we are monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). It is, and will remain, our goal to ensure the safest environment possible for our participants, families, volunteers and employees. We are committed to maintaining best practices to reduce risk of all communicable illness, included COVID-19.
At this time and at the direction of the Children’s of Alabama Oncology Division leadership, we have made the informed yet difficult decision to cancel On-Therapy Family Camp April 24-26, 2020. Additionally, we will be cancelling all other group activities at SAM Place for the next four weeks. We will be assessing and revamping ways to continue to walk out our mission during this time, it may just look a little different. We know you all are dealing with changes brought about by the measures taken to stop the spread of this virus and thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
We will continue to rely on the direction and expertise of our medical support team and should it become necessary to cancel additional programming past this initial four weeks, we will do so in the best interest of all those affiliated with Smile-A-Mile. As always, the health, safety and well-being of all of our Smile-A-Mile Family is our paramount concern. We will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and keep you updated.