We at New Community Corporation recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. We also recognize that we provide critical services to members of the community. Because of the needs of our residents and clients, we will continue to operate the programs and services we can during these challenging times.
NCC has created a task force to address the effects of the COVID-19 virus and has already taken the following steps to reduce the chance of spreading the virus:
- Distributed bulletins for best practices to reduce the spread of germs.
- Suspended visitation to Extended Care and its cafeteria.
- Suspended visitation to all senior residential buildings.
- Closed Community Hills Early Learning Center and Harmony House Early Learning Center until further notice.
- Suspended on-campus classroom activity at New Community Career & Technical Institute (NCCTI) until further notice.
- Closed NCC Adult Learning Center until further notice.
- Limited close contact between employees and residents.
- Limited the use of the Community Rooms in all residential buildings.
- Limited the number of events at St. Joseph’s Plaza.
- Authorized the installation of wall hand sanitizers in all NCC buildings.
- Reinforced and refined our existing Food Services practices to help lessen the spread of the virus and ensure that our food remains healthy and safe for all to enjoy.
As we get more information and constantly monitor this situation, we will continue to take further action.
Considering the nature of our work and the well-being of our employees, we encourage all staff members to take the following proactive steps to minimize the potential spread of the virus:
- Practice social distancing by maintaining a six-foot radius around others.
- Avoid large groups.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your face and mouth with hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Below are some helpful resources with information to help you stay healthy:
We will continue to take precautions and will make changes as necessary. During this challenging time, we remain committed to fulfilling our mission: to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement. Know that we will weather this storm together.
Chief Executive Officer
New Community Corporation