The Arc’s COVID-19 Response

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Effective Wednesday, November 18th, The Arc of Calhoun County will open on a significantly reduced capacity.

The building is closed to the public until Monday, January 4th. Voicemails will be checked at least twice per week, however, if you need to reach someone regarding a program or service, please see below.

 

Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program will be suspended, with the exception of service to the Food Bank of Southcentral Michigan on a reduced schedule, and as participants wish to come.

Transportation is not available for the Volunteer Program, individuals should arrange transportation to and from the Food Bank; please speak with Alicia Reed, Community Skills Coordinator, for further questions, Alicia can be reached at 269.986.2348 or at alicia@thearccalhoun.org.

For Community Sites, if you have concerns or questions about scheduling and reopening, please contact James Cannon, Community Coordinator, at 269.300.7284 or james@thearccalhoun.org.

 

Educational Advocacy

Services remain OPEN. Please email Tamara Sandoval, Educational Advocate, for any questions, or visit our website for intake information. Tamara’s email address is tamara@thearccalhoun.org.

 

Professional Advocacy

Services remain OPEN. Please email Leah Ortiz, Executive Director, for any questions regarding trainings or general advocacy questions. Leah’s email address is leah@thearccalhoun.org.

 

Please see our current attached response plan:  The Arc Coronavirus Response Plan

 

Here is more information to share:

 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released the Gatherings and Face Mask Order under MCL 333.2253 effective November 18, 2020, that addresses concerns about the rising number of COVID-19 cases, gatherings, and wearing of face masks. This order was extended on December 7 and was issued to protect vulnerable individuals, ensure the health care system can provide care for all health issues, and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please see the Gatherings and Face Mask Order.

 

Also, click HERE for a printable Q and A regarding the order.

 

Why Wear a Mask?

How the Virus Affects People with Disabilities!

Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Guardianship in the Time of COVID-19: FAQ for Guardians and Others

 

How do I get my Covid-19 economic impact payment?

 

Plain Language Information on Coronavirus

 

Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

 

Economic Impact Payments

 

Access to Care

 

 

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly at leah@thearccalhoun.org.

 

Sincerely,

Leah Ortiz, LMSW-Clinical

Executive Director