We learned today, October 12, that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee works only at the main facility at 14 Clayton Ave. in Cortland. As a precautionary measure, we closed this facility and the programs at this facility to the public for Monday and Tuesday to do extra deep cleaning. The Aid to Victims of Violence program remains open and people can call the Crisis Hotline (607-756-6363) 24/7 as normal.

We are working closely with the Cortland County Health Department to conduct contact tracing. The Health Department will call people directly to notify them of possible exposures. We appreciate your patience and understanding. So far, the staff member is only experiencing mild symptoms and we know you all join us in wishing this employee a quick recovery.

Since starting to reopen our programs, we have been following all safety guidelines issued by New York State and the County Health Department including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene, and we will continue to do so. We take the health and safety of our members, staff, and the public seriously and remain committed to providing programming in a safe manner. We will post updates on our website and Facebook page when we have something new to report.