The following information was sent out by the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities on November 20, 2020 and appears unedited below. Please note that The Arc of New Jersey is NOT the author of this information. We are only forwarding it as a service to individuals and families who may not be on the Division's subscription list.
Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,
 
The 2020 holiday season is upon us and, unfortunately, New Jersey is experiencing increases in COVID-19 positivity across the State. Many individuals, families and friends are inquiring about visitation for those who reside in licensed community residential settings during this time. 
 
As a result, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities is releasing Holiday 2020 Residential Visitation Guidance for licensed community residential settings. This guidance is intended to protect the health and safety of all individuals living and staff working in Division-funded licensed residential settings.
 
Individuals, their families and friends, and licensed community residential provider agencies and their staff, are urged to carefully review this information.
 
Thank you for your continued support as we work together to navigate this most challenging and unprecedented public health emergency during this holiday season.
 
Jonathan Seifried
Assistant Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
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During these extraordinary times, we at The Arc of New Jersey are working diligently to provide support, answers and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and the community. Please know that our staff are working, some remotely, and will try to help in any way they can. Please call or email us as needed and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Don't forget that valuable information can be accessed through our fact sheets and recorded webinars which you can find here and here. Also, please be sure to check our COVID-19 Updates & Information page for news and resources impacting people with I/DD during this time. This is a challenging period, but our organization is here to support you as best we can in the days and weeks ahead. You can also click here to download our new infographic detailing the services we offer.
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