Regarding COVID-19

04/03/2020

A Learning Hub will remain closed until May 4th, per the governor's order. Behavioral Connections will remain closed through the week of 4/6/2020-4/10/2020 and re-evaluate on 4/10/2020.

Please continue to reach out to our BCBA's about any and all concerns. They are an available resource to all of our families.

Stay healthy!

03/27/2020

  1. ALH will be closed till 05/04/2020 due to the governor's orders.

  2. BC Clinics will continue to be closed next week due to Coronavirus.  We continue to evaluate all federal / state and local guidelines on a daily/weekly bases.  We will update on the following weeks ahead on a weekly bases.  Hoping to get back open as soon as possible.

  3. BCBA tele-health will continue with each family.  
     

Stay safe and healthy,

 

Jason & Melanie

03/19/2020

 

Good Afternoon,

I'm sure everyone has heard the words from Governor Baker over the past 24 hours or so. He's closing all childcare facilities. This coupled with the continued, and worsening state of COVID-19 in Massachusetts makes it obvious that we need to remain closed next week. The health and safety is our first obligation to all of the families we work with and all of the team members we employ. Please stay home, and stay healthy.

 

For Families please request ideas, or resources from the BCBAs to assist you during this difficult time. 

We hope you are all well! And cannot wait for life, as we used to know it, to resume soon.

Please take care,

Behavioral Connections & A Learning Hub

03/15/2020

The safety and health of our Families and Team Members are our main priority in this unprecedented pandemic that our country is currently going through. Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the Department of Public Health we’ve made the difficult decision to close Behavioral Connections and A Learning Hub as of 3/16/20 and to reevaluate on 3/20/20. This decision has not come easy, but the fact that there are cases in Plymouth and Bristol counties has been the deciding factor. We feel that our primary obligation to the medically fragile population that we serve is to keep them and their families healthy. Although we’ve implemented increased disinfectant measures and health protocols, we cannot be assured that will be enough to keep everyone safe from this vastly spreading illness.

 

The Supervising BCBAs will be checking in with all families during the week of 03/16/2020-3/20/2020. 

 

We want to stress the following: 

*Our Team members on Friday disinfected high traffic areas and our classrooms.  

*Over the weekend additional disinfecting occurred by our janitors.  

*It’s extremely important to limit your social interactions during this time. It's advised that during this closing that all team members and families stay at home. Venturing out only for essential supplies.

 

*We will be updating everyone as the situation develops via one-call, website and one-call texts. Text ALERT to 22300 to receive text updates.

 

03/12/2020

LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND PREVENT INFECTION

There are common sense steps we can all take to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your  hand and then wash them.  Not into you elbow.  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

  • Disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.

  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
     

    • CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

    • Facemasks should be used by people who are ill to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

    • Self-quarantine for 14 days if you’ve been exposed to someone that has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.  

GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD READY

There are things you can do right now to be ready for any emergency, and many of these same tips will help you prepare as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve in the U.S.

  • Have a supply of food staples and household supplies like laundry detergent and bathroom items, and diapers if you have small children.

  • Check to make sure you have at least a 30-day supply of your prescription medications, and have other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes and vitamins.

  • Know how your local public health agency will share information in your community and stay informed. 

  • Learn how your children’s school or daycare, and your workplace will handle a possible outbreak. Create a plan in the event of any closings, event cancellations or postponements.

  • If you care for older adults or children, plan and prepare for caring for them, should they or you become sick.

  • Help family members and neighbors get prepared and share the safety messaging with those who may not have access to it.
    According to the CDC, patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the disease or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the disease.

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

For the latest information, please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/covid19. 

 

WHAT BC AND ALH ARE DOING

 

  • We are closely monitoring the following agencies: CDC-federal level, Mass.gov-state level and NB and BW city level.    

  • Daily sanitization of all materials and surfaces.

  • Making sure the sick stay home.

  • Staff and Families: Please report any extended travel (2 days or more) to the front office for them to keep a travel log should an outbreak occur. This includes local travel like weekend ski trips to NH. This is recommended to keep everyone safe and healthy.

  • Self- quarantine for 14 days if you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Coronavirus.   

 

 

*All subject to change based on federal, state and local government recommendations.  We will inform staff and families of any changes via building postings, flyers, one call, and or one call text.  One call text is the fast way to receive information from BC & AlearningHub.  

 

Text ALERT to 22300 to receive text alerts!

Behavioral Connections
Bridgewater: 508-807-4996
New Bedford: 508-994-3000
Fax: 508-807-4998
1 Merrills Wharf
New Bedford, MA 02740
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