Coronavirus: Keeping Safe and Healthy

an illustration of a heartSince the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our top priority has been to ensure the protection and safety of all. As we continue to monitor the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, we want to ensure everyone who relies on our services are aware of best practices to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

To stay healthy and safe, please take these actions:
• Cough and sneeze into your elbow or upper arm. Use a tissue.
• Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water.
• Stay home if you are sick and seek medical care.

If you or someone you know receives Easterseals services at any of our centers across the country, be sure to connect locally for updates relevant to your location. If you experience or observe the symptoms below in your household, please stay home and reschedule any appointments. Call a healthcare professional, detailing your symptoms and any recent travel. They will provide instructions on next steps.

• Fever
• Cough
• Difficulty Breathing
• Sore Throat

Practice preventative behaviors at home or work. The CDC has more information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Easterseals has taken necessary action to ensure all staff, caregivers, and volunteers are trained accordingly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a service organization that works closely with people with disabilities, older adults, and people with complex medical conditions, we understand the importance of a quick and swift response in this situation. That is why we have signed the National Call to Action as submitted by the World Institute on Disability, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and the National Council on Independent Living in solidarity with other disability organizations. We ask that federal and state governments ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met as we plan for and respond to COVID-19.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit


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  8. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Erica,
    You’ll want to contact your local facility for this inquiry. You can do so by visiting:


  9. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Anna,

    MDCPS means the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.


  10. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Mark,

    We are taking every precaution at all of our locations to keep facilities clean and safe. For specific information, you’ll want to contact that facility directly. You can find contact information here:


  11. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Colleen,
    You’ll want to contact your local facility for this inquiry. You can do so by visiting:


  12. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Joel,
    You’ll want to contact your local facility for this inquiry. You can do so by visiting:


  13. Yolanda Green Says:

    Hi Laura,
    You’ll want to contact your local affiliate for this inquiry. You can do so by visiting:


  14. Laura Bombard Says:

    I hope you are coming Tuesday for my donation pickup.

  15. Salviya Smith Says:

    The steps you take to avoid the flu and other respiratory infections will also help protect you from the coronavirus:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 to 30 seconds, always after coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have access to running water, use an alcohol-based hand cleanser that is at least 60% alcohol.
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Stay away from people who are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.
    • Don’t share makeup, food, dishes or eating utensils.
    • Take your daily asthma medicines to keep your asthma under control.

  16. Joel Hughes Says:

    Is the easter seals fishing tournament on the 28th at Lake point still a go?

  17. COLLEEN Smith Says:

    I have an appointment on the 30th of this month. Do I still need to go?

  18. Mark Says:

    What are they doing for precaution in the residential facilities as far as extra cleaning and ongoing the youth housed there how to handle this??


    I don’t think sneezing or coughing into your arm is any useful. The germs stay there and nobody washes their jacket or shirt often.

  20. Anna Morris Says:

    My son receives group counseling and assistance with obtaining work from Easter Seals. I am unfamiliar with the acronym MDCPS and therefore do not know where to check to see if Easter Seals will be open and available for his appointments on Thursday.

    Thank You,

    Anna Morris

  21. Beatriz Hentschel Says:

    School will be closed on Monday. We follow MDCPS.

  22. Erica Says:

    Is this school closed for now i haven’t heard suppossed to start monday

  23. Karen R Staley Says:

    If locations are closed, will full-time staff will be paid? I noticed the president said that he was releasing money for this. My husband does not have any PTO remaining at this time.

  24. Keelyn Says:

    Is Hockey, Hops, and Hope still on for next week?

  25. marjorie dempsey Says:

    Is the bowling program on Fri. night still scheduled.

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