The Arc’s COVID-19 Response

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As of Monday, January 4th, The Arc of Calhoun County is open during regular hours. Masks are required. Temperatures will be taken for anyone who enters the building, aside from delivery persons.


If you need to reach someone regarding a program or service, please see below.


Volunteer Program

Services are OPEN. Please speak with Alicia Reed, Community Skills Coordinator, for further questions, Alicia can be reached at 269.986.2348 or at

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


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


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


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 Ortiz, LMSW-Clinical

Executive Director