Posted 5.24.2022
Heard on WONC FM89.1

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Posted 5.10.2022
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Posted 5.9.2022
More on the Ann Southworth Award and 2022 recipient Nellie Meinhardt

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Posted 5.5.2022
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Posted 4.29.2022
Program Cancellation – Aladdin

The Saturday (4/30/22) performance of Aladdin has been cancelled. At this time, we are unsure of any plans to reschedule. We apologize for any inconvience. Cast & crew have been contacted. If you have any questions, please call the office on Monday.

 

Posted 4.28.2022
WDSRA COVID-19 Eligibility Guidelines UPDATED

WDSRA has updated eligibility guidelines for participants. Effective Monday, May 2, face coverings will be recommended, but not required in most situations. However, in the following settings face coverings MUST be worn:

  • While close contact care is being provided (i.e. support in the bathroom, hand-over-hand assistance, lifting and transferring, etc.)
  • Inside facilities or areas in which face coverings are required
  • When following exposure guidance

The program procedures addressing quarantine and isolation which were shared with families on February 22nd remain in effect. Click here to review that information.

As WDSRA has done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to evaluate safety measures and may adjust guidelines if deemed necessary. We are committed to maximizing both safety and accessibility of programs.

Please reach out if you have questions.

Thank you for your continued patience, support and cooperation!

 

Posted 4.28.2022
Heard on WONC FM89.1

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Posted 4.21.2022
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Posted 4.14.2022
Heard on WONC FM89.1

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Posted 4.7.2022
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Posted 3.31.2022
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Posted 3.24.2022
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Posted 3.17.2022
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Posted 3.3.2022
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Posted 2.22.22
WDSRA COVID-19 Program Procedures & Eligibility Guidelines UPDATED 

Starting February 28, 2022 (pending the Governor’s official approval), WDSRA will not require masks be worn during programs, with the following exceptions:

  • All participants must come with a mask in the event we enter an area where they are required
  • A mask must be worn at all times on WDSRA buses.
  • A mask is required when personal care is being provided.

How WDSRA is keeping you safe:

  • All current COVID-19 eligibility guidelines and protocols will remain in effect. Program Procedures & Eligibility Guidelines UPDATED here.
  • We continue to require anyone who has either tested positive for or has been exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to contact us to discuss a strategy for their safe return to programs. All symptomatic individuals must refrain from participation.
  • We will maintain our enhanced COVID-19 mitigation cleaning protocols.
  • It is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that all individuals consider wearing a mask.

We continue to require properly fitting face masks that cover one’s mouth and nose to be worn by all staff, participants, and constituents of any kind when indoors until the lifting of the indoor mask mandate on February 28, 2022.

We understand that this change will be celebrated by some families and a challenge for others. We will continue to evaluate safety measure to ensure we are maximizing both safety and accessibility of programs as we move into the latest phase of the pandemic. We appreciate the patience, support, and honest feedback we’ve received throughout this ongoing process.

Please reach out with questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe and healthy!