Covid-19 Updates & Resources

* COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN WITH DHS STANDARDS (Rochester) *
* COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN WITH DHS STANDARDS (houston County) *
* Universal Precautions and Sanitary Practices Policy *
* ABC Visitor Health Questionnaire *
* ABC Staff and Individual Served Health Questionnaire *

To our Community:

After slowly reopening in June for limited operations, we made the tough decision in November to shut down most programs again due to rising Covid-19 numbers locally and across the state.  Our main focus has been and continues to be the health and safety of those we serve and our staff. As we are about to hit the one-year mark of the initial closing of programs and services, we have optimistically looked forward to being able to, once again, slowly resume operations.  As numbers have significantly declined in recent months and a vaccine has become more available to individuals we serve and our staff, we have started that process.

As of March 1st, some community-based enclaves have resumed. Additional enclaves will continue to resume as the needs of community business partners return.

Effective April 5th, all vocational facility-based programs (Ability Enterprises & Center-based Employment) & Abilities Integrated will slowly resume.

We continue to have a lot of guidance that needs to be followed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and will continue to follow all mitigation strategies, which will limit capacity still at this time, but the path forward looks hopeful that we will not need to shut down again. However, if there is one thing we have learned over the past year is that we cannot predict the future.

Individuals served and their support teams will be contacted, if they haven’t been already, regarding resuming some programming hours. We will continue to add hours/days of service as we’re able to.

We are very much looking forward to having individuals back in our building and at our community worksites.  We appreciate everyone’s continued patience, understanding and support during these trying times.

Sincerely,

Ability Building Community