We are activating greater protections for your family member, and will continue to communicate any and all updates or changes. New preventative protections now in effect include further reducing potential exposures by: (1) discontinuing all outside visitation to our residential homes, school program, and clinics including all family visitors; and, (2) discontinuing travel outside of The Center including trips with Center staff and family trips. These decisions are part of our pandemic plan and were thoughtfully made in concert with Drs. Todd, Glaser, and Wilken. Dr. Todd, MD is the Medical Advisor to our Board of Directors and a parent; Dr. Glaser, MD is an infectious disease physician at Northwell Health and a parent; and Dr. Wilken, MD is our Medical Director.
We will continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation with NYSDOH, CDC, and the WHO, and will remove or apply further restrictions as the situation evolves. You will be informed if The Center experiences any positive cases of COVID-19, or if your child has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. The Center cares for the most vulnerable individuals with developmental disabilities in NYS, and together, we are partners in assuring that each person is protected and cared for.
Please note that a family infoline has been set up to address any questions and concerns and is available seven days a week.
We thank you for your understanding and support.
Patrick H. Dollard
President and CEO, The Center for Discovery
Dr. Theresa Hamlin, Associate Executive Director
Board of Directors, The Center for Discovery
Dr. George Todd, MD, Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors
Dr. Phil Wilken, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Jordan Glaser, MD, Infectious Disease Physician, Northwell Health