Our Program During COVID-19 

Dear Friend:


Chautauqua Adult Day Services has reopened its day programs in Jamestown and Dunkirk.  The agency is doing everything possible to have a safe environment and is following guidelines and restriction as required with the CDC, Department of Health and local and state governments.


We are asking families to keep a loved one at home if they are ill and to report to your case manager any pertinent health problems or possible exposure to COVID-19.    Please contact the agency if you have any questions or concerns.


Social Day Program Re-Opening Plan 


This is the plan we have come up with to try and to limit exposure for all to the virus. 



      All participants will be assessed for appropriateness to attend based on NYSOFA ADC guidelines and ability to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.   There is a possibility of 20 participants a day that will participate in the day programs.


We will be limiting having small groups, limiting physical interaction and practicing social distancing at all times


Facility Programming: 

   The Adult Social Day Program will operate Monday - Friday at its regular schedule at the Jamestown and Dunkirk locations.  Participants must be scheduled in advance.


Program Safety Measures: 

  • Upon arrival all staff and participants will have a health screening 

  • All staff participants will wear masks 

  • Participants will wear masks as tolerated

  •  Masks are available for anyone who needs them

  • Masks will be disposed of properly or cleaned as mandated by CDC guidelines

  • All staff and participants will follow social distancing guidelines 

  • Hand sanitizer is readily available for all staff and participants

  • Restrooms will be limited to 1 participant at a time and will be thoroughly

            cleaned after each use 

  • Each participant will have their own individual supplies and items for the

            activities being conducted.  (there will be no sharing of dice, cards, pencils etc.) 

  • When weather permits programming can be held outside. 

  • Facility will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions 

  •  Rosters will be set to limit the participants exposure  

  • Packaged individual meals and beverages will be served for lunch with appropriated distancing and sanitation 

  • No entertainment or presentations will be permitted in the facility

  • No guests will be allowed in the building unless approved by administrative and social work staff and they will be screened and receive a temperature check



  • Staff will have a health screening questionnaire and temperature check each day

  • Upon entry all staff will wash hands/sanitize 

  • Staff will always wear masks 

  • Staff will use gloves as needed 


Employee Illness 

  • Staff that appear ill will not be admitted to the facility; they will be sent home

 and directed to call their PCP immediately 

  • Staff having a fever will not return to work until fever free for a period of 24 hours

  • Staff with coughs, congestion, and infections will not return to work until

 completely recovered 



  • The agency will have limited riders and will require a mask to be worn

  • Agency staff will be cleaning and sanitizing its buses before and after transportation trips

  • Participants will also be screened and given temperature check prior to boarding the vehicle

  • Anyone with a high temperature or appears to be ill will not be able to ride on the bus

  • Participants who ride CARTS will also be subject to their protocol for ridership


Policy for Potential Exposure to COVID 

  • Staff exposed to someone that is COVID-19 positive or exposed to a person under

investigation for COVID-19 will be placed under precautionary quarantine or mandatory quarantine by public health officials based on the symptoms presented and level of risk for having contracted COVID-19.

  • If the agency becomes concerned that a person may be infected with COVID-19,

the agency will send the person home and contact New York State Department of Health and other entities as required following guidelines established by CDC, government and funders.

  • The most up to date CDC and local protocols will be followed.