Since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our top priority has been to ensure the protection and safety of all. As we continue to monitor the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, we want to ensure everyone who relies on our services that we are following the suggestions of local, state and federal government to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. With that in mind, Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania (ESWCPA) has adjusted the closures of our facilities and programs as noted below:
Linda Lanham Zeszutek Approved Private Schools - All Three Locations will remain closed for the balance of 2019-2020 academic school year. Currently providing weekly learning packets, virtual therapy sessions where applicable, school tube videos for circle times, story times, physical activities and weekly individual ½ hour ‘touch base” meetings with all parents
Disability Awareness Program - closed for balance of 2019-2020 academic school year
Residential Homes – Open with residents following Governor’s stay at home mandate
State College Child Development Center – The Child Development Center will be open and resuming services on Monday, May 11.
State College Child Development Summer Camps – Will follow regulations dictated from OCDEL/DHS
Adult Day Services - Closed until further notice from Dept of Aging and ODP. Currently offering virtual services M-F from 10-11. Providing check in one on one services.
PennDot Photo License Centers – Erie location will open May 8, 2020. Other locations are tentatively scheduled to reopen May 12, 2020. We Will follow governor’s guidelines for re-opening, which could vary by county
Federal Contract Programs – Operating under guidelines of federal and state guidelines
Residential camps in April and May have been cancelled or postponed until the fall months.
Project Beacon – The Spring session has been rescheduled for September 25th-27th at a location to be determined
The Afterschool Program will reopen with the 2020-2021 academic school year
York and Cumberland Day Camps - Continue as scheduled at this time, but are subject to change following CDC guidelines
Community Based Recreational Programs - Following Federal and State recommendations as to when these programs can be held. Will also depend on the facility policies as well
Charter school – Therapy currently being provided virtually
Nursery Screening Program - Closed for the balance of 2019-2020 academic school year
Access Evaluations – On hold until further notice
Hearing and Speech Services - The Johnstown office is providing virtual speech therapy and audiology services and is open for hearing aid repairs. Somerset office is closed until further notice.
Events in the five divisions - Many events tentatively delayed. Walk With Me has become a virtual event. Check with the sponsoring division holding for specifics
Interpreting Services will continue to schedule appointments and are providing services virtually
The decision to reopen programs and services will depend on the circumstances at that time. Our commitment is for the safety of our community, consumers, their families, our associates and staff. We will remain vigilant and respond as appropriate to this fluid, evolving situation with rapidly changing news and emerging information.
For those who receive Easterseals services at any of our divisions and require an update, please contact us at the following numbers:
Pittsburgh Division - (412) 281-7244
York Division - (717) 741-3891
State College Division - (814) 689-1911
Johnstown Division - (814) 535-5508
Franklin Division - (814) 437-3071
ESWCPA thanks its clients and hope they and their families remain informed and safe. For more information about COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov. For additional links to resources provided by the State of Pennsylvania visit, HERE.
About Easterseals: For 101years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disability. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, EWSCPA makes a major, positive life-changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by today’s disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disability for the 21st Century.
For more information on Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania, please contact Lori McCann, Vice President, Development at 412-281-7244 x 1272 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.