Staying Healthy, Being Prepared
COVID-19: Health and Safety is Our Top Priority
Updated September 9, 2021
Clarke takes the threat of COVID-19 seriously and is dedicated to ensuring proper protocols are in place to protect students, families and staff. Updates and CDC resources are posted here for the Clarke community.
Notice/Disclaimer: Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which is known to cause Coronavirus Infectious Disease of 2019 (COVID-19), Clarke is taking extra precautions in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 at its program site(s). These precautions include, but are not limited to, enhanced sanitation/disinfecting procedures, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), student, family, patient and employee screening questionnaires, temperature checks, and other measures in compliance with and based on CDC guidance, the States in which we operate and other local and regulatory agencies. While Clarke has undertaken significant efforts to reduce transmission, no individual or entity can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, Clarke expressly states that it cannot guarantee the prevention of transmission of COVID-19 at its facilities and, therefore, makes no warranty, express or implied, to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Clarke will continue to follow the requirements and recommendations of the CDC, the States in which we operate, and other local and regulatory agencies aimed to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 at its facilities.
Health and Safety Guides for the 2021-22 School Year
- September 9, 2021 – Updated Clarke Boston Health and Safety Guide
- September 3, 2021 – Updated Clarke Boston Health and Safety Guide
- August 20, 2021 – Clarke Boston’s Health and Safety Guide
- September 9, 2021 – Updated Clarke Florida Health and Safety Guide
- August 24, 2021 – Updated Clarke Florida Health and Safety Guide
New: Effective August 24, 2021, per Duval County, a mask mandate for all staff is in effect until September 2, 2021. Clarke staff is required to follow this guidance of always wearing a mask while indoors.
- August 20, 2021 – Clarke Florida’s Health and Safety Guide
Clarke New York
- September 9, 2021
- September 3, 2021 – Clarke New York’s Health and Safety Guide
- September 9, 2021 – Updated Clarke Northampton Health and Safety Guide
- August 20, 2021 – Clarke Northampton’s Health and Safety Guide
- September 9, 2021 – Updated Clarke Philadelphia Health and Safety Guide
- August 20, 2021 – Clarke Philadelphia’s Health and Safety Guide
Contact us with questions or to receive information in a language other than English.
Some Clarke locations offer remote and virtual services and programming. Details will be shared directly with families.
Clarke educators use Zoom and other teleconferencing technology to deliver teleservices. Clarke is following the FBI recommendations to keep teleservice delivery safe and appropriate for everyone.
Learn more about Clarke’s teleservices.
Resources for Clarke Families
- Strategies for deaf and hard of hearing communication (videoconferencing, captioning and more)
- If you are experiencing anxiety or stress, resources are available from the CDC and a Disaster Distress Helpline is available at 1-800-985-5990.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has launched the statewide Support & Referral Helpline to counsel state residents struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
- Grab and Go Meals for Families
- Clarke LSL at Home Resources
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- CDC video with basic information
- Florida Department of Health
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- New York Department of Health
- Pennsylvania Department of Heal