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Update 11/19/20: Day Programs and WOC Closing Nov 25, 2020 - Jan 19, 2021

11/19/20 UPDATE: Day Programs Re-Closing

Open Letter to Participants, Parents & Guardians.
Re: DAY PROGRAM CLOSURES

Date: November 19, 2020

It is with regret that I am writing to tell you that the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) have informed us today that because of the ongoing pandemic and the increase in numbers of positive Covid-19 individuals in the State we are required to close all Day Programs at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 25th and they will remain closed until January 19th, 2021 at the earliest.

We have taken the decision at this time to close The Work Opportunity Center for the same period.

This has come as a blow because we only reopened the programs in October, but the decision by the State to require us to close is the responsible thing to do. The number one priority must be to keep everyone, participants and staff, safe.

As an agency we are better equipped than we were in March when programs closed the last time. We have virtual programs in place for all our participants…these programs having been developed since their inception in the summer and are working extremely well.

This has not been an easy decision to take, as one realizes the impact this has on both participants and families. Please be assured we will reopen our programs just as soon as we are able to, and in the meantime, all the staff at The Arc of Monmouth are here to support you.

If you have any questions about this latest closure or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other staff listed below.

Sincerely,

Bob Angel

Bob Angel – Executive Director: rangel@arcofmonmouth.org

Leslie Kelly – Director of Day Services: lkelly@arcofmonmouth.org

Trish Gomez – Director of Residential: pgomez@arcofmonmouth.org

Ann Marie McGoldrick – Asst Executive Director: amcgoldrick@arcofmonmouth.org

Linda Porter – Director of WOC: lporter@arcofmonmouth.org