ST. COLETTA'S COVID-19 UPDATES
January 8, 2021
As a long term care facility, St. Coletta’s of Illinois is in Phase 1A of Illinois' vaccination plan. Vaccines are being offered to both participants and staff members. Once vaccinations are complete, we look forward to safely welcoming adult participants back to the Community Day Services Program.
The Kennedy School has re-opened in a limited capacity for in-person learning. Classes will be taught both in-person and virtually for the students who chose to remain remote.
We look forward to continuing our return to normal in 2021.
August 7, 2020
The health and safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance. St. Coletta’s continues to follow CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines in order to provide the safest environment possible for the people we serve.
St. Coletta’s Administration Building is operating with essential personnel and closed to visitors. St. Coletta's Kennedy School will be practicing e-learning through the fall semester. The re-opening plan for the Adult Day Program will be announced later this fall.
April 23, 2020
Governor Pritzker has extended the Shelter in Place order through May 30, 2020.
The Kennedy School building is closed and practicing remote learning until the end of the school year. The Summer School schedule has not been determined. Please check back for further updates.
The Adult Day Program is closed until further notice. Please check back for an update in June 2020.
April 3, 2020
President Trump and Governor Pritzker have extended the Shelter in Place order through April 30, 2020.
St. Coletta’s Adult Day Program will remain closed until May 1, 2020.
Although the Kennedy School building is closed until May 1, 2020, the faculty are providing students with remote learning and related services. Teachers are utilizing many venues for “Remote Learning” during school closures. These include: Google Classroom, Board Maker, Unique Learning Systems, Zoom, Links to Virtual Museum & National Parks Tours, and Podcasts from the Illinois State Board of Education. Teachers are available each day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. Spring Break is April 6th – April 10th, and teachers will have limited availability.
The Residential Program serves 140 adult participants. The residents remain healthy and happy in their homes supported by trained staff 24 hours per day. Check our Facebook page for current updates on client activities.
March 23, 2020
On Friday March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued a mandatory Shelter in Place order for the state of Illinois, beginning on March 21st at 5:00 pm through the end of April 7th.
As a Social Service Organization that provides essential services to the people with disabilities , St. Coletta’s of Illinois will remain open during this time but will operate under the shelter in place rules therefore we are not accepting visitors.
The Residential Program serves 140 adult participants. The residents remain healthy and happy in their homes supported by trained staff, 24 hours a day. Check our facebook page for current updates on client activities!
As previously stated, St. Coletta’s Community Day Program is temporarily closed until April 15th unless extended closure is instructed. The Kennedy School closure has been extended from March 30 to April 8th. Continue to check St. Coletta’s of Illinois’ website for more updates.
If you’re looking for ways to help St. Coletta’s of Illinois during this time:
Consider a monetary donation. Every donation, of any size, helps us provide services including around the clock care to residential participants. Your support will help us provide extra staffing and medical care, and cover the cost of added supplies during this time. Donate online or mail a check to 18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487.
Donate supplies. St. Coletta’s is in need of household cleaning supplies, hand soap, paper goods such as paper towels and toilet paper, and activities for the participants such as board games, puzzles, crossword puzzles and crafts.
Donations can be dropped off in the donation bin located at St. Coletta’s of Illinois in the vestibule entrance or you can utilize St. Coletta’s Amazon wishlist.
Contact your local representative. Congress is trying to pass legislation that will provide vital funding for St. Coletta’s and other organizations that’s provide similar services. Contact your rep today.
March 17, 2020
At St. Coletta’s of Illinois it is always our top priority to provide our participants with the best possible care, as well as to ensure the health and safety of our participants, employees, and community.
We want to take this opportunity to let you know of the policies and procedures we are putting in place surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus.
What we’re doing:
· Closely monitoring the advice and guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
· Educating our employees on preventative measures provided by the CDC.
· Increasing the frequency and the extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces, including office space, break rooms, bathrooms, and other shared work spaces.
· St. Coletta’s is in constant contact with our Medical Director and nursing staff to ensure the health and safety of the participants.
· The Kennedy School and Community Day Program are temporarily closed.
· The Residential Program remains open, however, the participants are practicing social distancing. At this time the Residential Program is not allowing visitors.
· St. Coletta’s Administrative Building is operating with essential personnel but closed for visitors.
Modifying our business-as-usual operations is the best step we can take to safeguard the health and well-being of the people we serve. These are temporary measures for unprecedented times.
Continue to check our website for more updates.