Current Updates and Information Related to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, The Arc of Monroe has created a page where you can see letters from the President & CEO, community resources, and other information related to the containment of the coronavirus. If you have any questions, please email

On December 11, 2020 the Governor and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would be available to individuals and staff living and working residential facilities certified by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) as part of the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program in New York. We have compiled a list of resources about the vaccination below.

Please be certain that you are signed up for OPWDD updates. It is the quickest and best way to stay up to date about COVID-19 and all OPWDD news. Sign up here.

As always, the health and safety of the people we support and our staff are our top priority. To view Safety Re-opening plans for programs and services, Click here.

Messages from Leadership

Community Resources

If you are looking for resources in the Monroe County area to assist you and your loved ones during this time of COVID-19, please see the list below. Thank you.

Activities & Resources

Science/ History/ Museums/ Magazines

National Geographic
National Geographic TV
Science Museum with daily activities

Zoom House Party


Audible has free books to listen to online

Virtual Tours (Parks, Zoo, Farms)

San Diego Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo
Panda Cam
Houston Zoo Live Cam
Live Whales Cam
Aquarium Virtual Tours
California Farm Virtual Tour
National Parks Tour
Google Earth

Winter Fun

Cumming Nature Center @ RMSC Snowshoeing / $5 rental fee,
call for trail conditions 585-374-6161

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lodge Ice skating / $3 rental OR Ice bike rental / $10 for 60 minutes

Snowman building contest
Winter walk & scavenger hunt
Public Market - Tues & Thurs 6am - 1pm and Saturdays 5am - 3pm (year round)

Contact Us

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Interested in Giving?

There are many ways to help The Arc of Monroe during these trying times.

One way is our "Dining Out at Home" program. Prepare your favorite meal, and deliver it to the people in one of our residential homes, or order a meal in from your favorite restaurant. This would be a delight to the people in our homes!
Click here to deliver a meal.

A second way is to help cover the costs accrued due to the need for extra personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves If you would like to make a donation, we would greatly appreciate it. Click here to make a donation.