COVID UPDATE: “Thanx for the Vax” Vaccination Appreciation; Required Vaccine or Testing for Direct Support Professionals

August 30th, 2021

As COVID-19 cases are rising once again, the importance of keeping everyone safe and healthy remains high on The Arc of Essex County’s priority list, with vaccines being the strongest weapon against the virus. With that in mind, The Arc of Essex County is showing appreciation to its staff members who are fully vaccinated by giving them a $100 gift card and a thank you note from CEO Linda Lucas. Staff who have not yet obtained their vaccination, upon receipt of the completed vaccination card to human resources, will also receive a $100 gift card and thank you from The Arc.

The Arc of Essex County is also following Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders with regard to vaccine and testing mandates. All staff at our day programs, residential homes, early-intervention program at the Shapiro Center, and Stepping Stones School are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must adhere to a weekly testing requirement.