As we continue to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please be assured that we are taking a proactive approach to protect the health and wellness of the people we support and our staff. The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has suspended some services, as listed below. Please visit the links to learn more about suspension of services. We will continue to communicate any and all updates with you.
IMPORTANT UPDATE EFFECTIVE JUNE 19TH:
We are very pleased to share the news that as of Friday, June 19th, we are able to have visitors to our certified residential homes. The Residence Manager of the home where your family member lives will be reaching out to discuss the some of the guidelines that we have established which incorporate OPWDD guidance. The health and safety of the people we support and our staff remain our top priority. We want to work together with our families to encourage visits and also keep everyone safe and healthy. We are strongly encouraging that all visits occur outside, whenever possible. This is a major part of keeping people healthy. We have established the following guidelines and expectations, in keeping with OPWDD guidance:
Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this crisis. We look forward to continued partnership and cooperation as we move into the next phase. We’ve been informed by OPWDD that they will be evaluating visitation over the next few weeks. It is our hope that over the next few months, the people we support will be able to engage with their families and communities as all of us can.
We truly appreciate your partnership and cooperation in our efforts. We would be happy to assist you in “visiting” with your family member through Skype, FaceTime or a similar method.
FUN STUFF TO DO AT HOME
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Arc of Onondaga is one of the largest providers of services to people with developmental disabilities in Onondaga County serving over 1,000 people and their families, and employing over 500 people. With nearly 40 different sites throughout Central New York, Arc provides a wide array of opportunities including residential, day, employment and recreation programs and services.
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