March 9, 2020 Update:
Members of the AHRC NYC community, your health and safety remain our highest priority!
We just want to again assure you that we at AHRC NYC are staying informed and are in touch with the NYC and State Departments of Health and the CDC. We are closely following their recommendations.
As of today, there are NO plans to close facilities or services.
We have increased our cleaning efforts and are continuously sanitizing our facilities.
We continue to practice general infection control techniques and are assisting people we support in doing the same by:
• Promoting proper hand-washing techniques
• Providing hand sanitizer and Purell type hand wipes
• Covering one’s mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
• Redirecting everyone from touching their eyes, nose, or mouth
We request that if anyone feels sick or manifests symptoms of illness – coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, fever – they should stay home and call their doctor.
We ask that all visitors to any of our facilities/programs who may not feel well and have any symptoms of illness DO NOT visit. If people visit and are showing symptoms, they will be turned away.
We do not want to offend anyone, but all people entering one of our programs will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival.
As always, our priority is the health and safety of all members of the AHRC NYC community.
Download this announcement as a pdf file in the following languages:
Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Web Page
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Web Page
New York City Coronavirus Web Page
US Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Web Page
COVID-19 News Librarian Aggregator
Coronavirus 101 – Information for Direct Support Professionals