COVID-19

Update May 4, 2020

Judge Gutierrez has issued a STANDING ORDER to maintain current social distancing practices for cases arising from the 65th Family District Court in El Paso, TX. This standing order includes CASA of El Paso and all of our activities. CASA of El Paso is committed to following this standing order and will continue to provide services to abused and neglected children remotely until at least June 1, 2020. Thank you for your unwavering support to our children in Foster Care.

Update April 10, 2020

CASA of El Paso is working remotely to continue to serve our Advocates and children in foster care. We are currently hosting Facebook 101 sessions weekly, pre-screening interviews via Zoom Conference calls and hosting a virtual training session that will start soon. Our Advocates continue to reach out to our children in foster care remotely. Thank you for your continued patience during these unprecedented times.

Update April 3, 2020:

CASA of El Paso continues to work remotely to serve our abused and neglected children. Our staff and advocates remain committed to visiting the children virtually as they navigate through this challenging time. We are still recruiting advocates, conducting interviews and training all virtually. Please check out our Facebook page and website for updates on the COVID-19 virus. The safety of our staff, advocates and our children remain our top priority.

 

CASA of El Paso is committed to the health and safety of all of our Staff, Advocates and Supporters. We hope that you are all staying safe and well. We are working hard to continue to provide advocacy to our children in foster care. We are monitoring the status of the virus and are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

As of March 24, 2020, El Paso County is under a Shelter in Place order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the declared state of disaster in all 254 counties in the State of Texas. This Shelter in Place order applies to all current cases in El Paso County in which the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has Temporary Managing Conservatorship (TMC) of children in Foster Care. All visitation with children and families that fall under TMC are suspended immediately, until further notice. DFPS is ordered to facilitate any remote means of visitation via internet or telephone. The order further states that expiration occurs upon termination of the El Paso County Shelter in Place Order.

We will update our website accordingly and as needed. If you are an advocate and have questions about this order, please contact your advocate supervisor. If you have general questions about CASA of El Paso please contact Sandy Jackson

Please also see the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov or the World Health Organization at www.who.int