The following information was sent out by the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities on November 18, 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,

As you may know, positivity rates and community spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey have increased in recent weeks. To reduce exposure risk for the individuals we serve, and their families and caregivers, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities has made the difficult decision to close all Division-funded in-person congregate day service facilities for a second time. 

All Division-funded in-person congregate day service facilities are directed to close again effective close of business November 25, 2020 through at least January 19, 2021. 

Please review the Division’s

Temporary Closure of Congregate Day Services guidance for answers to frequently asked questions and additional information.


Thank you.

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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