Lighthouse Autism Center has announced plans to open its newest location in South Bend this summer. The location will be the center’s eighth, after its first opened in Mishawaka in 2012.
All Lighthouse Autism Centers have now re-opened after a shutdown in March and April due to COVID-19. New policies have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of employees and clients. New procedures include:
- Masks worn by staff at all times
- Temperature checks for all children and staff prior to entering a building and during the day
- No group activities such as eating together in the kitchen or group classes
- Extra staff on site to perform sanitation of surfaces multiple times each day
- COVID-19 testing available to all staff and clients who show symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Maggioli says he believes the new procedures will allow the organization to operate safely.
“I’m not sure that anyone could have imagined we would be facing a pandemic in our lifetime,” Maggioli said in a news release. “While this can be a scary and uncertain time, especially for parents, I am confident that Lighthouse has the policies and procedures in place to keep our children, families and staff safe. We also recognize that now more than ever, the kids and families we serve need us. Parents need our support and children need the stability and routine our therapy offers. We are proud to continue to offer autism services to our families and excited to be able to expand our services to the South Bend community.”
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