COVID-19 Updates from MARC

  5/11/20  

5/8/20: DDS Visitation Order- Second Extension

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.

 

5/7/20: Economic Impact Payment Guidance for Providers that Serve as Representative Payee

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.

  5/1/20  

4/28/20: Hospital and Emergency Department Visits - A letter from DDS

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.

  4/13/20  

  4/3/20  

  3/25/20  

  3/18/20  

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.

3/18/20: Coronavirus Update from Linda Iovanna, President & CEO | Coronavirus Response Plan

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...

Please read the entire mesage  here 

 

See Response Plan only here.

  3/17/20  

3/17/20: DDS Visitation Order

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. 

  3/12/20  

3/12/20: Recreation/Leisure Program

Unfortunately, we have made the decision effective immediately that all Recreation programs are canceled until further notice. We will be issuing credits/and or reimbursements for all pre-paid programs due to this cancellation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

It is highly important you read the full Recreation/Leisure Program memo here.

3/12/20: Sanitizing Day Programs

On Saturday 3/14/20, both 421 Main Street & 199 Shunpike Road program spaces will be professionally sanitized including the use of TiO2 Photocatalytic Hydroxl Generators, safe and chemical free air purification and deodorization. 

  3/11/20  

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CT will begin its 4-stage re-opening on May 20th. The Commissioner of DDS believes the process must be slow to ensure the health and safety of the community we serve. Day programs are not part of the first phase, and in fact, the Governor recently issued an extension of 30 days to the no visitor policy for our residencies. While we are eager to return to normalcy, there are several concerns currently being addressed in our plan to re-open, including transportation, social distancing, sanitizing, and availability of PPE. We promise to keep you posted and will soon seek your input on our plan to return. Meanwhile, our staff is working hard to provide virtual services, in-home services for people who have immediate needs, and preparing the new building for the return of our programs.

 

To contact staff via email or phone, visit the About Us page.

 

For more information & resources regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.marccommunityresources.org/coronavirus

*A MARC Masquerade Wine Tasting originally on 4/25  has been postponed to 7/31*

*The MARC Madness Kickball Tournament has been cancelled*

MARC Community Resources

25 Industrial Park Rd.

Middletown, CT 06457

P: 860-342-0700

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