As we all continue to monitor the global situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact in the United States, we wanted to assure you of our own diligence here at Bethesda and the precautionary measures we are taking to protect people we support and our staff.
Please note that the schedule has changed. One town hall meeting will be held bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. CST. The current schedule is as follows:
We will provide an update with the latest information and will take questions.
To attend a session, please click here to join using Zoom or call toll-free 877-853-5257 or 855-880-1246 and use the meeting ID 986 1788 8278. Due to high demand, it may be necessary to use an alternate number. If you are unable to connect, please try one or more of the following 312-626-6799, 669-900-6833, 346-248-7799, 253-215-8782, 301-715-8592, 312-626-6799, 646-876-9923 (same meeting ID).
Each day, our top priority is keeping the people we support and our team healthy and safe. Employees follow increased cleaning protocols, wear masks and monitor their health. We also closely monitor people we support for symptoms and address any situations quickly. For safety reasons, day programs remain closed and we do not allow in-person visits. However, we encourage video visits via Zoom, and a team is actively determining the best time to relax restrictions by location.
Over the past several months, we have offered programming to help people stay physically, intellectually and spiritually active. This includes exclusive online concerts featuring award-winning artists as well as spiritual devotions and services. Games and art activities are taking place regularly in our homes, and a weekly virtual dance party is not to be missed!
All parents and guardians are welcome to join regular town hall meetings with Bethesda leadership to learn the latest information and get answers to questions.
Below, please find quick links to frequently asked questions, lists of activities provided, and much more.
We are pleased to report that vaccination clinics are under way for people we support and our employees. Many individuals have received both their first and second doses, and additional clinics are being scheduled. Availability depends on location, and families and guardians can expect to hear from their local teams soon, if they haven’t already.
We strongly encourage everyone to receive their vaccines when they are eligible. Of course, people have many questions about vaccines, including how they work, their safety and effectiveness. We have created the following FAQ to address the questions we hear most often. Please watch this page for updates.