Coronavirus Actions, Information & Resources

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.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Parents & Guardians, please join Mike Thirtle, Bethesda President and CEO, for a live Q&A phone session at one of the four times below (all times Central):

  • Tuesday, April 7, 3 p.m. Central time
  • Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m. Central time

Mike will provide an update with the latest information and will take questions.

To attend a session, please call toll-free 877-853-5257 or 855-880-1246 and use the meeting ID 295-870-2838. Alternate numbers you can use are 312-626-6799 or 669-900-6833 (same meeting ID).

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 (with the same meeting ID):

  • 346-248-7799  
  • 253-215-8782
  • 301-715-8592
  • 312-626-6799
  • 646-876-9923  

What are we doing?

We have increased cleaning protocols to ensure sanitation of shared surfaces. This includes frequently cleaning high-touch objects and surfaces (doorknobs, counter tops, faucets, light switches, toilet handles, etc.) with bleach-based or alcohol-based disinfectant wipes to reduce the spread of germs.

In addition, our staff members are personally taking the following steps to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Frequently washing hands with soap and water
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with one’s elbow or a tissue, then disposing of the tissue

Our team members have been instructed to stay home if they become sick with respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough, and to avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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Message from Mike Thirtle, Ph.D.

April 2, 2020

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