Since the beginning of the pandemic, CPC has been committed to two goals:
- Keeping our staff and community members healthy and safe.
- Providing services safely and securely.
While some essential services continued to operate normally, our community centers closed indefinitely, and most programs transitioned to virtual services.
Having reviewed federal, state, and city guidance on reopening, we spent the past few months developing our own reopening plan. This includes, but is not limited to, retrofitting our community centers and program spaces, updating our signage, and training staff on new protocols. Nearly eight months after closing, we are excited to announce the reopening of our community centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens starting Monday, November 9th.
Prior to reopening, we would like to provide you with several important guidelines on what to expect:
- In-person services at our community centers are by appointment only.
- Individuals are required to complete an electronic health questionnaire before entering community centers.
- Individuals will have their temperature checked and health questionnaire reviewed upon arrival.
- Face coverings are required and must be worn at all times.
- Community centers will not exceed 50% normal capacity and will be cleaned daily.
This is our program schedule starting November 9th:
- Essential programs operating normally throughout New York on PAUSE include our Individual Residential Alternative Program, Home Delivered Meals, Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly, and Home Attendant Program.
- Early Childhood Centers and School Age Centers reopened at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.
- Senior Centers remain closed.
- Programs operating in-person include Asian Family Services, Community Health Services, Early Childhood Learning and Wellness Services, Learn and Earn Program, Multi-Social Services, Project Reach and Senior Community Service Employment Program.
- Programs continuing to operate virtually include the Adult Literacy Program, After-School programs based in high schools, Beacon Program, Employment Services, Project Gateway College Counseling Center, Services for Families with Special Needs, Service Learning Initiative and Youth Opportunity Hub.