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COVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCES

LETTER TO FAMILIES REGARDING COVID-19 "HOT SPOTS"

Here you will find a letter and update from our Executive Director, Joseph Pancari regarding an uptick in COVID-19 Hotspots in and around the NYC Metropolitan area, what this means for those we support and the individuals providing care to our individuals.

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COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

Our Visitation and Home Visit Protocols have been UPDATED!! We are committed to the health and safety of not only the people we support in residential and non-residential settings but also of our employees.  We are committed to ensuring policies are developed, modified or updated that are in alignment with recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); NYS Department of Health (DOH); and NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) for prevention of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Therefore, in alignment with DOH's press release issued on October 3, 2020 regarding the identification of zip codes/neighborhoods with an increased positivity rate of COVID-19, policies have been developed and updated to address residential settings that are located in the "hot spots".  

 

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SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI, FIGHTING FOR DSPs

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations across our state have taken huge financial hits. Unfortunately, the service providers who care for our state's most vulnerable are not immune from these financial difficulties.

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A RAY OF SUNSHINE FROM SMILE FARMS

The Good Neighbor Organics program, located at our day program in Staten Island at the Cora Hoffman Center, was originally preparing to develop a joint project in growing peppers on site.  Once harvested, they would be utilized for a boutique hot pepper sauce developed by Smile Farms with the support of Brooklyn Grange horticulturists and our day habilitation participants.

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COLUMBIA GSB FELLOWSHIP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

On June 8, 2020 CP Unlimited welcomed 2 students from Columbia University Graduate School of Business for the start of their Summer Fellowship Program.  Stephanie Lin and Li Wang met with CEO Susan Constantino and CFO Tom Mandelkow to share their interests in learning about the services we provide, and their hopes that their projects will provide useful analysis and information to CP Unlimited.

 

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A CONVERSATION BETWEEN RICK GUIDOTTI OF POSITIVE EXPOSURE AND OUR PROGRESSIVE VISIONS PHOTO CLUB MEMBERS

We are thrilled to be able to share video footage of an interview conducted by Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure and our very own Jim Interlicchio and Charles Scaturro from the Progressive Visions Photo Club.

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PHOTOS DURING QUARANTINE FROM THE PROGRESSIVE VISIONS PHOTO CLUB

Have a look at some of the amazing photos captured during Quarantine by some amazing people!

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A MESSAGE OF DIVERSITY IN THIS TIME OF PANDEMIC AND TRAGEDY

During these very challenging times, after battling the deadly COVID-19 virus, we continue to reflect on the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd and countless others.

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TEAMING UP TO DONATE FOOD DURING COVID19 CRISIS

On Wednesday, May 6th, we teamed up with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission 501 (c)(3) to donate and distribute 80 bags of groceries to residents of the Independent Support Services in the Bronx and Brooklyn struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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COVID-19 FAQs

Please click through for a series of FAQs regarding Testing and Diagnosis, Sick Leave and Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Paid and Unpaid Leave, Residential Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment and Precautions

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MANAGING BEHAVIOR AT HOME AND IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING

With the COVID-19 'Lockdown' still in place, are the people you support at home or in a residential setting getting bored? Not sure What to do? Where to turn? Here are some Helpful Tips for Residential Staff in Managing Behavior. Also, call the Behavior Support Hotline for some ideas on how to help. We can listen too. We are all in this together!

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STORIES, QUOTES AND NOTES FROM OUR HEROES WHO WORK HERE

Read more about how our Healthcare Heroes are going above and beyond, handling the day-to-day, and taking proactive steps to customize the care for all of the individuals we support during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTIAL

Here you will find guidance from OPWDD, OMH, OASAS, CMS and other state sources, as well as federal actions, and helpful resources from private institutions.

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OPWDD GUIDANCE RE: VISITORS TO FACILITIES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

The following guidance is applicable to all residential and nonresidential facilities certified or operated by the NYS State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and is based on the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYS Department of Health (DOH) recommendations for prevention of the spread the novel coronavirus of 2019 disease (COVID-19)

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A LETTER TO EMPLOYEES RE: COVID-19 FROM BOARD CHAIRMAN, ROSS LEVIN

To CP-Unlimited Team Members,

The novel coronavirus pandemic we are now living through has made the last month an exceptionally difficult one for New Yorkers. The next month will be equally trying as this crisis appears unlikely to swiftly subside.

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A LETTER TO FAMILIES AND STAFF RE: COVID-19 FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO, SUSAN CONSTANTINO

Dear Staff and Families,

We are now experiencing a health crisis unlike any other in our lifetime.  COVID-19 is a non-discriminatory disease that impacts everyone, either directly by contracting the disease or indirectly by social distancing, staying at home, running out of essentials and all the other daily life changes that we are experiencing.

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A MESSAGE OF THANKS AND THOUGHTS FROM DAN BROWN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RACKER, ITHACA NY

To All:

As we limit unnecessary travel, practice social distancing and wash our hands a LOT to limit the spread of COVID-19 here are some things to keep in mind ...

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A MESSAGE FROM LEADERSHIP & OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The leadership team would like to provide you with an update on our response to the crisis that is facing all of us. Before we provide the update, we want to express our deepest respect and gratitude to everyone working at CPU, Hudson Valley Division. The level of commitment, dedication, common purpose and sincere desire to be helpful to each other and the people we support is nothing short of inspiring. 

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