The Price Center in Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Download the September 1, 2020 Re-Opening Plan ( click here )

January 2021 Closure Notice

January 7, 2020

Dear friends,

We are writing to update you regarding The Price Center’s response to the unprecedented
COVID-19 health crisis. In a meeting this afternoon, we decided to close The Price Center’s Day
Program at 25-27 Christina St. in Newton for two weeks effective immediately.

As I’m sure you are aware, our country is in the throes of an unprecedented Covid-19 spike
following the holidays which threatens the reliability of our healthcare system (as we are
currently seeing occur firsthand in other states). Given this situation and the dangerous trends in
Massachusetts in terms of test positivity rates, absolute and relative increases in daily confirmed
cases and the resulting pressures being placed on our healthcare facilities, The Price Center will
not be reopening as planned on this coming Thursday January 7th. We will remain closed at
least through Friday January 22 – pending sufficient improvement in terms of State and local
Covid infection & transition rates & hospitalizations. Further confirmation of reopening or
extension of closure will be circulated by Thursday January 21.

This difficult decision was made after much consideration and filtering of information from a
variety of trusted sources. We want to assure you that this is a preventative measure made in the
best interest of the health of our individuals, staff, and the greater Price Center Community. We
will update you promptly should anything change.

Our Residential Programs will continue with little change other than the factors itemized below.

Residential Program Impact:

  • Residential Programs will continue with 24-hour coverage.
  • We anticipate, greater Price Center resources will be freed up to support our residential team.
  • Please be advised that our Moratorium on visitation for residential programs is going back into
    effect until further notice – no non-employee outside parties will be allowed on premises at any
    of our residential facilities.

Thank you all for your understanding and support in this difficult time. We appreciate that this
closure does create difficulties for everyone and these decisions are never easy. Thanks also to
our dedicated staff who have so selflessly persevered and remain positive about our mission.
We owe them all a great debt of gratitude.

Sincerely,
Lou MacDonald


Read the December 21, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the December 5, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the Thanksgiving Break Day Program Procedures ( click here )


Read the Thanksgiving Break Residential Program Procedures ( click here )


Read the Thanksgiving Break Day Program Procedures ( click here )


Read the November 10, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the September 1, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the July 2, 2020 Visitation Guidelines Letter ( click here )


Read the May 1, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the March 31, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the March 14, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )


Read the March 12, 2020 Covid Letter ( click here )

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