Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
As we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments in response to COVID-19, and following the guidance from local and state health officials, Allendale is prepared to navigate these challenging circumstances with everyone’s safety in mind.
Allendale made the determination to transition all of our Stepping Stone and LINC classes to back to an in-person learning model in February. As always, the priority at the Allendale Association remains the safety and well-being of our clients and staff. We will be practicing social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and requiring the use of face coverings or protective partitions while indoors to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. View our Guide to School Reopening Plan below. If you have any further questions about the school program, please contact your teacher. Messages can also be left at the school office by calling 847-245-6400.
The Bradley Counseling Center in Lake Villa is now open for limited in-person appointments, where we have implemented several safety precautions which adhere closely to local, state and federal public health guidelines regarding social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and the use of face coverings or protective partitions while indoors to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our therapists will continue to offer therapy services via phone or video sessions as well. Please call 847-356-6300 with any questions or would like more information about the measures we have put in place to better safeguard your health. Please note, that we are limiting all outside visits, including donations, across all of our locations until further notice. We will continue to monitor this situation closely.
While these times are filled with uncertainty, what is NOT uncertain is the strength of Allendale—of which you are an important part. Together, we represent the belief in community that has sustained us for more than 120 years. In the coming weeks we will all be challenged and will be called upon to help and support one another and the youth and families entrusted to our care.
Given the fluidity of this situation, please continue to check back here for regular updates and information!
Read our latest articles in The Daily Herald:
“Help Kids Cope with COVID-19 Changes” Article
“Helping Kids Handle Anger, Frustration with the COVID-19 Shutdown” Article
“How To Know When Kids Could Use a Therapist’s Help” Article
Allendale’s Recent Correspondence re: COVID-19:
Modified COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols
COVID-19 Visitation Safety Guidelines
Allendale’s COVID-19 Protective Measures Update
Community Resource Guide for COVID-19
Recommendations to Governor on COVID-19
Allendale’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan
School: Campus Health & Safety Guidelines; LINC Health & Safety Guidelines; Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals; Árbol de Decisión Para Individuos Sintomáticos; Letter to Parents
Foster Care: Foster Care Visitation Guidelines; Letter to Foster Parents
Bradley Counseling Center: Outpatient Re-Opening Plan; Letter to Outpatient Clients
Here are some additional links to more resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Illinois Department of Public Health
Lake County Health Department