Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Sep 15 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

New York State has entered Phase 4 in its reopening plan. Around the country, we are seeing increases in Coronavirus cases while in the tristate area we are experiencing a decline in cases.  We have been working diligently to develop plans that will ensure the safety of the individuals we support, our staff, families, and the community.  Below you will find some of our reopening plans to programs and services as we gradually prepare for the weeks and months ahead.

To protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

This travel advisory was updated on September 15, 2020, and affects travel to the following states and U.S. jurisdictions including Guam and Puerto Rico:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

We understand that this is a stressful situation, filled with much waiting and uncertainty. We hope that our continued communication and transparency helps to keep us all grounded and safe during this difficult time. Please follow the links below that we update regularly. Together, we will get through this. Together, we are stronger!

The CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others.  Click here to read how to select, wear and clean your mask.  →

To help understand Coronavirus (COVID-19) in simpler terms, check out this COVID-19 Plain Language Flyer .

This flyer was provided by the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

I want to share with you the impact that Coronavirus is having on all of us at The Arc Westchester. We are experiencing one of the most difficult times our organization has ever been through in our 70-year history. With all of your help and support, we will get through this and all of us will be stronger because of it.

As a reminder, all family members and employees of The Arc Westchester who are ill should refrain from visiting an Arc Westchester location or any public location in the community as directed by the New York State Health Department.

The Arc Westchester is prepared to take any necessary steps as additional information comes to us from local officials.  Please reach out to your staff contact at The Arc Westchester with questions pertaining to you or your loved one or visit our contact page and send us a note. We welcome your comments and suggestions. You will also find links on our website to articles of interestresources and learning activities and our AT HOME series of our amazing staff and how they are keeping individuals engaged during this pandemic.

Make a gift and replenish funds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our front-line staff.

Art by: JOHN ISRAEL
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