COVID-19 Updates from MARC
As we begin the first phase of reopening our doors at MARC, we want to assure you that we are following all the rules and guidelines provided by the State of Connecticut and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). We expect to be at 15% capacity by July 15th. We have shared our full reopening plan with families and guardians in a forum. Due to the magnitude of its entirety, the plan has been abbreviated & can be viewed here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your case manager right away. We will be sharing updates with you throughout our phases and until we are at full capacity.
Effective as of May 14, 2020 all residential facilities for persons with intellectual disability, as defined in Connecticut General Statute Section 17a-231(1), and facilities operated by the Department of Developmental Services shall impose a second extension to the complete ban on all visitors to such facilities for a period of an additional THIRTY (30) DAYS commencing on the date of this extension order, unless terminated earlier by virtue of a future order. Read the entire letter here.
Please note: MARC be installing Door Bell Cameras to allow residents and staff to see who is at the door before opening.
The purpose of this memo is to offer guidance to those providers that serve as representative payee for DDS supported individuals and therefore may be or have been in receipt of the Economic Impact Payment on behalf of the individuals they support. Read the entire letter here.
DDS has been working in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) to create a process that meets the needs of the individuals we support while providing the hospitals with the safeguards necessary to maintain the health and safety of their frontline staff and all the patients within the hospital. Read the entire letter here.
Please take note of the form that will need to be filled out if accompanying an individual to the hospital. Download form here.
Read full message here.
3/30/20: Return-to-Work Guidance for Healthcare Workers and First Responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic - CT Department of Public Health
Read full guidelines here.
Read full guidelines here.
3/18/20: Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 MARC Community Resources' Day Services will be closed until further notice.
This is per the directive of the Department of Developmental Services.
Dear Program Participants, Families, Guardians, Board of Directors, and Community Partners,
The status of COVID-19 is changing daily and based on the most recent recommendations,
we have decided to close day programs effective tomorrow Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Although we have no known or suspected cases of COVID 19, we need to take every
precaution for the individuals in our programs and our staff...
See Response Plan only here.
Effective immediately, all residential facilities for persons with intellectual disability, as defined in Connecticut General Statute Section 17a-231(1), and facilities operated by the Department of Developmental Services shall impose a complete ban on all visitors to such facilities for a period of TIDRTY (30) DAYS commencing on the date of this order, unless terminated earlier by virtue of a future order. Please read the entire order here.