Informational Updates and Resources COVID-19

Read the May 22, 2020 update from DDS Commissioner Ryder:

"We are all in this together": A video from Lifeworks and The Arc

April 10 Video Update “We are all in this together”:  from Lifeworks and The Arc of South Norfolk Staff

April 3 2020 Agency Update Letter from CEO Dan Burke

Lifeworks- Arc April 3rd Schedule Announcement (word document)

Important updates on the CARES act, Families First Medical Leave information, rebates during this crisis and other COVID-19 Resources (please click on each link for more detail):

Recovery Rebates Fact Sheet_3-27-20

Employee Notice – Families First (FFCRA)

COVID Resources for Families:  From our Family Support and Family Autism Center staff on special education. 


Support Resources during COVID-19

Website Links for the Towns Surrounding The Arc of South Norfolk and Lifeworks

3-20-2020 CEO Update:  Status of The Arc of South Norfolk and Lifeworks

3-16-2020 Latest Update from The Arc of South Norfolk CEO Dan Burke

3-13-2020 DDS Commissioner Message to Families

3-12-2020 Arc of South Norfolk Healthcare Reminder 2

3-4-2020 Arc of South Norfolk Healthcare Reminder

Health Benefit Information:

During these challenging times with COVID-19, we wanted to remind all The Arc of South Norfolk and Lifeworks employees that as part of our Tufts medical plan, we have access to their telehealth mobile application, Teladoc. If you, your family members, or any of your employees are a part of our Tufts medical plan, please encourage them to download this app and use it for any non-life threatening medical needs. Click here for more information and downloading the app.

Informational External Links:

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  For more information on hand washing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

For further updates, please visit  You can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

We will update this page with cancellations for The Arc of South Norfolk programs and events. 

The following events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • Irish Dance Scheduled for April 25, 2020.
  • The Arc of South Norfolk Annual Meeting will not take place on June 17th, 2020.