Dear Families & Staff,

I hope this message finds you safe and happy.

As the pandemic continues, our team is committed to staying abreast of and adhering to health and safety guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We have developed these linked documents to share some of this guidance provided with you.

Cluster Action Initiative

This document outlines the cluster action initiative implemented to address the COVID-19 hot spots that have cropped up in New York. OPWDD has also recently distributed guidance recommending that staff and individuals supported undertake weekly COVID-19 testing.

Management of Co-Circulation of Influenza and COVID-19

This document outlines OPWDD guidance on preventing and managing influenza in the context of the coronavirus’s on-going circulation. This guidance includes the recommendation that ALL people over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against the flu.


Service Delivery Update

Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2020

** Limited in-person service delivery recommences in the community in our Day Habilitation and Supplemental Day Habilitation Without Walls programs.

The Safety Plan for this program can be found here.

** Virtual programming continues at this time.

** In-home based services continue at this time.

** Our administrative team continues to work remotely and to be available.


The health and safety of the people we support and our staff are our number one priority each and every day.

NYFAC continues to actively monitor guidance from governmental authorities such as the CDC, the New York Departments of Health and the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. You will find comprehensive information about the coronavirus on the following sites:

Center for Disease Control

NYS Department of Health

New York City Department of Health

Office of People with Developmental Disabilities


The Department of Labor also has information for employees about the Families First Corona Virus Response Act.

As this crisis evolves, we are working together to manage it effectively.


Please, stay well!

James Sherry

Chief Executive Officer