Abilities COVID-19 Updates and Information

All updates and information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) can be found: www.abilitiesnw.com/announcements.php


Is there any risk currently at Abilities?
At this time there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Warren County or within our organization.  No individual, staff or consumer, has been tested for COVID-19.  This information is fluid and we are closely monitoring changes and updates from the CDC, the state, our affiliates, and other reliable sources.

What precautions is Abilities taking?
We are strengthening current policies and implementing new procedures in effort to not only be prepared but proactive with the continued spread of COVID-19 in the tristate area.  Our administrative team has been meeting frequently with our RN to implement, and adjust processes and procedures.  This information is disseminated to our programs, our families, group homes and stakeholders.  We wish to ensure you that we are making every effort possible and taking the risk of COVID-19 with our population very seriously.  All preparedness measures taken can be found on our website: www.abilitiesnw.com/announcements.php

Does Abilities have a plan?
Our current plan is to do everything in our power to minimize the risk of our individuals while in program, our staff and our stakeholders.  Contingency plans are in place IF the spread of the COVID-19 virus hits our community.  Further, we will be strictly following CDC and local health department guidelines.

How is Abilities communicating to families?
All information and updates will be shared in the following channels:

Will there still be individual meetings at program locations?
We’re limiting possible exposure by adjusting our on-site and off-site meetings to teleconference unless absolutely necessary.  This will be decided on a case by case basis.

Is my individual going out on community outings?
Yes.  At this time we’re continuing to operate our daily programming as normal however it is personal or caregiver choice to elect not to participate in community outings.  We’re communicating with our partners in the community with the understanding that we are not the only organization planning and implementing new procedures.  Before, during and after community outings, enforcement of our agency health policies, including infectious disease, is top priority.