Please read below for continued alerts pertaining to COVID-19, and make sure to check back frequently for new updates as they are made available.
As the world, nation, state, and county are mobilizing 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 provided guidance for providers and families. Please visit the links below to learn more.
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Effective 3/25/2020 at 5:00 p.m: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, per a mandate from OPWDD, Arc of Onondaga will be temporarily suspending all community outings and home visits for residents living in community residential settings. Please contact the site via phone with questions, and our staff will be able to assist you in making sure you are in contact with your loved ones. https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/3.24.2020-limitations-of-visitors-to-facilities-and-individual-community-access_final.pdf
Effective 3/18/2020: OPWDD has mandated that visits to community residences are suspended, except when medically or clinically necessary (ie: visitor is essential to the care of a resident.) https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/3.18.2020-visitation-guidance-iras-community-residences-and-private-schools-1.pdf
Effective 3/17/2020: For the health and safety of the people we support and our staff, with the exception of Horizons clinic and Residential services, per an OPWDD mandate, all Arc of Onondaga services and/or programs will be suspended and/or closed until further notice. All staff are expected to report to their assigned work site per their schedule for further instructions. https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/day-program-closure-memo.pdf
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.
In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to communicate with you regarding what we are doing to ensure the safety of the people we support and our staff.
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.
As the world continues to change, react, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis, as a provider of essential services, Arc of Onondaga continues
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OPWDD has mandated that all visits to community residences are now suspended, except when medically or clinically necessary (ie: visitor is essential to
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