Find the latest updates regarding SCO Programs and a wealth of information and resources related to COVID-19.
FREE COVID-19 tests are confidential and safe. Visit nyc.gov/covidtest, text “COVID Test” to 855-48, or call 212-COVID19 to find a testing site in New York City.
Find A New York State Test Site Near You: Enter your address and find locations that provide coronavirus testing.
For updated information related to the COVID-19 vaccine, click here for New York State’s Vaccine Website or call the state’s Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-497-4829). List of New York State-operated vaccination locations and availability. Visit the Health Resources to learn more.
SCOnward – our safe approach for clients and staff
SCO Safety Plan: SCO has developed a Safety Plan following New York State’s guidance on how to safely operate. The health and safety of our staff, clients, and families is our top priority and guides all of our decisions. Individual programs that require specialized plans by their oversight agency are listed below.
Day Habilitation Safety Plans:
Residential Schools Reopening Plan: The 853 Schools Reopening Plan developed by SCO Family of Services for Westbrook Preparatory School, Madonna Heights School, Tyree Learning Center, Christopher School, and Theresa Paplin School follows the reopening guidance issued by the New York State Department of Education.
Reopening Plan Letters to Families
- Westbrook Preparatory School
- Madonna Heights School • Spanish
- The Christopher School • Spanish • Mandarin • French Creole
- Theresa Paplin School • Spanish
- Tyree Learning Center • Spanish • Mandarin • Cantonese
Residential Programs: To help protect our residential clients, all visitors will be prescreened by phone prior to scheduled visits to SCO residences. Please do not visit an SCO residence unannounced. Thank you for doing your part to protect all SCO clients.
Find information about COVID-19, its treatment, and prevention here.
Resources for Families
Click here for educational and online activities for the family as well as food, financial, and a variety of other helpful resources.
Ways to Help
COVID-19 is challenging the way we do things, but we won’t let it stop us from helping the 60,000 New Yorkers who are counting on us. SCO is actively working on addressing the immediate and long-term needs of our families during this crisis and we need your help. There are many ways you can partner with SCO to offer support.
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