Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. (NCSI)
COVID-19 Update #7 – 6/15/20
Hello! NCSI’s staff and board of directors hope you have been safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We appreciated your patience during our COVID-19-related temporary service suspension.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is now allowing Day Services providers to partially reopen. We were excited to start to resume services today–Monday, June 15th!
In addition to making a few enhancements to our COVID-19 safety plans, DHS has three main conditions for day programs to reopen:
- To start, only consumers who live with their families or on their own may return (consumers who live in group homes may not yet return).
- To start, day programs may only be open for 3 hours per shift (not including transportation time).
- To start, day programs must limit occupancy to 50% of licensed capacity (for NCSI this is 40 people at our Roseville location).
NCSI’s program hours (to start) are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (not including route transportation time). For the time being, our Senior Service consumers are being served at our Adult Service site in Roseville.
All NCSI stakeholders are encouraged to re-review our “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan,” which was recently enhanced to reflect new requirements from DHS: ncsi-covid_19_preparedness_plan-revised-060420
As you’ll see, we are serving consumers in consistent cohorts of no more than 10 people distanced 6 feet apart. Staff are wearing masks and gloves at all times when serving consumers. Consumers must wear masks while riding transportation; while on-site, consumers are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Consumers considered by the CDC to be “at-risk” are urged to still stay at home.
Prior to a consumer returning to NCSI, her/his legal representative must sign and submit this permission form: ncsi_covid-19-waiver-of-liability_final-060520
Every day before coming to NCSI, consumers and their parents/guardians/residential providers are required to self-monitor for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 using this screening checklist: ncsi_covid-19-screening-checklist-for-consumers
We will continue to keep you posted on when our consumers who live in group homes may return to NCSI.
If you have questions, please contact our executive director Jennifer Freeburg at Jennifer.Freeburg@northeastcontemporaryservices.org or 651-636-3343 ext. 101.
THANK YOU and BE WELL!
Those Seeking Services
Find what you are seeking! If you are seeking distinctively different service options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we invite you to explore our website and discover what we have to offer. While our website will provide introductory information regarding the services we offer, we also encourage you to contact us to arrange a time to visit and discuss in depth how the services NCSI provides are distinctively different and tailored to meet individual needs and desires.
If you are an employer seeking workforce solutions that will benefit your business, please visit the Employer Services section of our website. Whether you are interested in hiring individuals referred by NCSI and/or contracting with NCSI to complement your workforce needs, we invite you to contact us today!
NCSI is currently seeking full-time Case Managers for our Adult Service based in Roseville, MN; click here: case-manager-08-07-19 for the job posting.
NCSI is currently seeking a full-time Case Manager/Program Specialist for our Senior Service based in White Bear Lake, MN; click here: program-specialist-03-23-20 for the job posting.