UPDATE: IN RESPONSE TO SEVERAL INQUIRIES, I WANTED TO UPDATE EVERYONE ON OUR ON-GOING COVID-19 RESPONSE. ARC MARION ADULT DAY TRAINING PROGRAM (ADT) HAS PARTIALLY REOPENED TO COMMUNITY CLIENTS. DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, OUR STAFFING SHORTAGE AND THE DIFFICULTY IN RECRUITING AND HIRING NEW STAFF WE ARE TAKING IT MONTH BY MONTH AND INVITING COMMUNITY CLIENTS BACK WHEN WE HAVE ADEQUATE STAFF TO WORK WITH OUR CLIENTS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AS WE NAVIGATE THIS CHALLENGE. I URGE YOU TO CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES OR CONTACT MYSELF OR LEAH CRAIG FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. – STAY WELL, FRANK SOFIA, CEO
We are facing a unique time when the focus of the nation and the world is on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) public health situation. The well-being of our consumers and staff remains our top priority and I want to share the plan we have in place to navigate these uncertain times as well as the deliberate and additional precautions we are taking.
We are emphasizing thorough hand-washing with our staff and consumers, both in our day program, in our residential facilities and on our transportation vans. Additionally, hand sanitizer is available in all day program rooms and in our residential homes. Cleaning with disinfectant is on-going, including frequent cleaning of often touched surfaces such as door handles, grab bars, van seats and seat belts, etc. We continue our twice daily cleaning of our restrooms in the day program and the cleaning of our buses and vans after completion of the morning and afternoon routes.
As a precaution and to minimize any risk to our consumers and staff, all visitors to our day program must check in at the front administration office and complete a questionnaire prior to access to the day program building. All visitors to our residential facilities must knock before entering the home and also complete the questionnaire prior to entering the home. We appreciate your cooperation in this precautionary measure.
We are closely monitoring information from the CDC, World Health Organization, state and local health authorities. We are also in close contact with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. We will remain open for our day program (Adult Day Training) as well as residential facilities and transportation unless we are required to close by government action or if the safety of our consumers and staff is at risk.
I wish you and your family the best as we navigate this challenge together.