“In an effort to keep everyone informed about Linwood’s response and information related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are sharing the message below that will be sent to the residential houses, the school, and the day program, including individuals supported, faculty, administration and direct care support staff.
As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, we are sharing this message to keep our programs updated. For the most up-to-date information, we encourage you to check the CDC webpage frequently. https://www.cdc.gov/
To date, no cases have been reported at the Linwood Center.
If You Are Sick
If you believe that you have been exposed to or contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you should contact your doctor by phone immediately.
We all have a part to play in contributing to a healthy community by preventing the spread of infectious illnesses. While there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection, the following are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We continue to monitor and seek guidance from DDA, MSDE and the local health department as the situation develops with COVID-19.
The safety, health and well-being of individuals supported at Linwood Center remain our highest priorities. This includes being supportive, respectful and compassionate of all members of Linwood Center during the uncertainty and anxiety that accompanies widespread illness. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and provide updates as needed.
See the CDC for additional information about prevention and treatment. If you suspect that you have been exposed to the coronavirus, notify your physician.”
Thank you to Fox 45 Baltimore for visiting Linwood Boutique to do a special feature on our training and employment program for adults living with autism!
Principal Park Sung Bae from the Daniel School in South Korea visited Linwood School with his family last week! First Lady Yumi Hogan and Maryland Department of Disabilities Secretary Carol Beatty joined us for his visit. Mrs. Hogan and Secretary Beatty first introduced us to the Daniel School in early 2017 and have been instrumental in helping us establish our new sister school partnership. During Mr. Park’s visit, we signed the official sister school agreement and showed him our “Hyunsu’s Butterfly” statue, which matches the one at the Daniel School.
To kick off our partnership, several of our classes learned a few Korean words and used those words to create an art project for their new friends in South Korea. They loved meeting Principal Park and presenting their project to him! We were so honored to have Prinicipal Park visit us all the way from South Korea, and we’re excited to keep building our relationship with the Daniel School.