COVID-19 Latest News

Updated: November 21, 2022

We are extremely grateful for our dedicated workforce. The over 750 employees of Community Living Essex County demonstrate commitment and resilience every day, as COVID-19 lingers and continues to impact the supports and services being provided to people with intellectual disabilities.

Our agency’s highest priority is protecting the people we support and our employees.

The following are just some of the preventative measures in place to keep our staff and people we support safe:

  • screening of every employee and essential visitor at all agency locations, including mandatory rapid antigen testing
  • all support workers and essential visitors wearing face masks while indoors
  • visitor restrictions in place
  • ongoing training and education for all employees regarding hand washing, PPE, and procedures for exposure scenarios

Community Living Essex County is continuing to work closely with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, following their guidance on health and safety procedures and recommendations.

As our organization adapts to a new reality due to COVID-19, we have been touched by the support we have received from the community. We have received donations of hand sanitizer, face masks, and toilet paper and have even had generous individuals make and donate masks to our agency. Not only are these essential items greatly appreciated, they remind us that our vital services and supports are not forgotten or taken for granted by the residents of Essex County. Thank you.

We will continue to provide updates on how our organization is responding to and impacted by COVID-19.

Questions? Contact Karen Bolger, Executive Director 519.776.6483 ext. 224 or email

Updated: November 21, 2022