COVID-19 Update: Access Living Employees to Work from Home at least until April 20; Building Closed

COVID-19 Update: Access Living Employees to Work from Home at least until April 20; Building Closed


March 13, 2020 | by Bridget Hayman


Bridget Hayman

Director of Communications

(312) 640-2129

UPDATED — March 20, 2020 — Our top priority is the wellbeing of our consumers and staff members. With that in mind, we wanted to update you on the steps Access Living is taking to address COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.   

Starting March 16 though at least April 20, our building will be closed. Access Living employees will work from home during that time. There will be no meetings held onsite at Access Living during our building closure. We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely as it evolves day-to-day, and the building closure may be extended if needed.

Even though our in-person group meetings are cancelled and our building will be closed starting Monday, Access Living staff will still be available by phone and online to the greatest extent possible. If you have any questions about services during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone, email or online via our website.

Some general reminders:

  • If you feel ill, or have symptoms such as a fever, fatigue or a consistent cough, please stay home.  
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid sharing food.

Additional information about the virus is available on these websites: 

We also remind our community to practice kindness during this time. These events can certainly cause anxiety, but they are no excuse for xenophobia or bigotry against Asian community members or others. The impact of our actions may be felt broadly. Check on your neighbors and reach out for support when and if you need to.

We are monitoring the situation daily as it evolves and will update our website. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

The Access Living Team