Our COVID-19 Response

Human First’s COVID-19 Response

In accordance with New York State on Pause, Human First’s day habilitation and administrative locations are closed through April 29, 2020. However, Human First’s staff continue to assist the people we support and families remotely or in-person.  If you have any questions, please email info@humanfirst.org.  Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member for response. 

We continue to follow the guidance and direction of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the NYS Department of Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the New York State Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities.  Human First has taken the additional step of cleaning and disinfecting all day habilitation programs during their closure. 

Human First’s Residential Programs

Human First’s residential locations are following the best practices for infection control measures.  This includes, but is not limited to, the routine cleaning and disinfecting of the residences, and the use of PPE by staff.  Further, Human First is required to restrict the visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel during this time.  Staff with work with the people we support to facilitate communication with their families and clinicians via video conferencing and phone calls. 

Families, care givers, and care managers may contact their residential manager with questions.  They can also submit questions to the NYS Department of Health at icp@health.ny.govcovidadultcareinfo@health.ny.gov, or covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov.


Federal, State, & Local Government COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

New York State DOH: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

New York City DOH: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: https://opwdd.ny.gov/

Nassau County: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4963/COVID-19-INFORMATION

Suffolk County: https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Health-Bulletins/Novel-Coronavirus

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