Due to the current environment regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), SCARC will be implementing our active SHELTER IN PLACE policy effective immediately.  The closing period will be from March 16 – March 27.  If possible, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 virus, the SHELTER IN PLACE period may end as of March 30, or it may be extended.  We are considering the health and safety of our individuals and employees as our first priority.  As such, the following details will take effect immediately:

If anyone has questions, they can be addressed to Richard Lecher, SCARC Chief Executive Officer at 973-383-7442, or by email at [email protected].  In case of an emergency, you can call the SCARC Administrator on Call (AOC) at 973-383-8442.


Richard C. Lecher,

President and Chief Executive Office of SCARC, Inc.

Addresses COVID-19

COVID-19 03/25/20

COVID-19 Reponse – Residential Operations Protocol 03/24/20

COVID-19 03/16/20

COVID-19  03/13/20



Katie Swanson R.N. Health and Nursing Care Administrator’s

COVID-19 Presentation-Parts 1 & 2

Part 1 – CDC Video

Part 2 – Katie Swanson’s COVID-19 Awareness Video

NJCDD Covid-19 Emergency Funding

Important information from the AADMD Coronavirus Center for persons with I/DD




COVID-19 Outbreak

CDC – Cleaning and Disinfection

CDC – Hand Cleaning

CDC – PPE Instructions – Donning and Doffing

Mandatory Direct Support Professional COVID-19 Screening Tool – Rev. 03/30/20



Coping with stress and anxiety


Find a physical outlet.  Sussex county YMCA through the use of technology with a variety of at-home exercise options available on our website and live classes on its facebook page for anyone to utilize.


Text or talk with a counselor- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text 66746


Sussex County CLEAR – for yourself or a loved one struggling with addiction, call the Sussex County CLEAR number 24/7 at 844-722-5327 (1-844-SC-CLEAR). Recovery coaches are available by phone to help with support, navigation to treatment and general questions about substance use disorder.