Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Our highest priority is the health and well-being of all we serve, our team members, community, and those who visit our locations.

We are actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will continue to respond based on the best advice of governments, public health authorities and medical professionals.
For the comfort and safety of those we serve, our guests and team members, we have enhanced our housekeeping protocols and increased the availability of hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes throughout public spaces, private offices, and group homes.

Program and Business Operation Updates

Amid ongoing concern about the coronavirus COVID-19, our topic priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our residents/student/participants and team members. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing around the evolving situation, and we’re committed to being responsive to meet our residents’ needs.

Please carefully review the below changes to our business operations:

Children’s Division:
The Preschool will remain closed in accordance with the School Board of Broward County schedule.
• Respite, both center-based and in-home, will be suspended until further notice.
• Parents as Teachers will continue to operate through virtual visits.

Workforce Division:
• The School of Hire Education will remain closed in accordance with the School Board of Broward County schedule.
• Youth Links will be suspended until further notice. Team members will be available to provide case management support through virtual visits.

• Arc Works will continue to operate through virtual sessions/visits.


Adult Division:
•The Cornerstone, Intensive Behavior Support, and Seniors programs will be suspended until further notice.
• Barc Housing and the group homes have been upgraded to a Level 3 status based on an order from Governor DeSantis. His order directs no visitation at all long term care facilities and group homes for a period of 30 days.

Arc Educates Culinary Arts program will be suspended until further notice.

We sincerely apologize for this extreme inconvenience, but we must abide by guidelines and directive from health care and other authorities. Ultimately, the implementation of the most stringent precautions will protect everyone. We’re sending our thoughts and well wishes that you and your families continue to be safe and healthy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We’re sending our thoughts and well wishes to all of our residents/students/participants and team members that you continue to be safe and healthy.


At our main campus (10250 NW 53rd Street Sunrise FL 33351) all visitors and vendors will be screened in the reception areas and will not be permitted to access areas where the participants/students are served. Visitors will remain in designated rooms in Building 2 only.

Effective immediately, there are no visitors permitted for a period of 30 days at Barc Housing and the Group Homes.

Effective immediately, please note that all individual volunteers and volunteer groups have been suspended across all locations.



Instead of shaking hands as a form of greeting we have implemented a Namaste Campaign across our organization as part of our infection control precautions. We hope you appreciate the message and remain in good health.

Prevention Best Practices:

  • The best prevention is still washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds or using a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Try not to shake hands. Consider the fist-bump, elbow touch or a wave hello.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue then immediately discarding the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings.



The Florida Department of Health Call Center is available during this time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 1-866-779-6121. You may also email your questions to






Address: 10250 NW 53rd Street Sunrise, Florida 33351 Phone: (954) 746-9400