COVID-19 Information Hub
Sycamore Services, Inc. is providing this page as a resource while we continue serving participants, families and visitors. Please note that this reflects the most current information available based on current guidance from state and federal health officials, but policies established by Sycamore Services, Inc., are subject to change as necessary.
Talking to your kids about the Coronavirus:
A full list of policies and procedures can be found here: https://www.sycamoreservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/COVID-19-Delta-Variant-Interim-Guidance-8.27.2021.pdf
Return to work, quarantine guidelines and how to monitor for symptoms: https://www.sycamoreservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Covid-Procedure-Highlight-8.30.21-final.pdf
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot
CDC recommends that people in the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer series:
People who may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster include:
Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are now widely available. In many cases, you do not need an appointment. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. Around 90% of people in the United States live within 5 miles of a COVID-19 vaccine location.
Accessing a COVID-19 Vaccine If You Are Homebound
If you are homebound and need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, contact your healthcare provider or your state or local health department. In many states, you may also dial 211 to connect to essential community services.
If you are not able to arrange a COVID-19 vaccination through your healthcare provider or through your state or local health department, try contacting groups that are advocates for people who are homebound:
The Aging Network at 1-800-677-1116
Search for services by ZIP code with the Eldercare Locator
Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) at 1-888-677-1199
Hotline for Medicare recipients at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY 1-877-486-2048)
You may also try contacting private home health services, personal aides, or organizations such as Meals on Wheels. Sometimes these groups can advocate for you or inform you about the services available in your area.
COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review
Weekly hospitalization rates from COVID-19 have recently increased for children ages 11 years and younger. Hospitalization rates among children and adolescents are at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic. These increases come as many schools across the country have returned to in-person learning. Masks are important for reducing the spread of COVID-19 among children in K–12 school settings. To keep kids safe, CDC recommends masks for all students, teachers, and staff while indoors, along with COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and physical distancing.
Read more in the COVID Data Tracker.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FAQ on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
Use Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map (Dashboard updated Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.): https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm
Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 information: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/
We appreciate everyone working together to keep the individuals we serve and staff safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Please continue to remember that decisions made inside and outside of work could potentially impact others.
About Sycamore Services, Inc.:
Sycamore Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and others facing daily challenges. We are devoted to making a difference by offering individually designed programs and services to adults and children that create new, meaningful opportunities to increase independence and enhance quality of life.
For more information, contact our main office at 317-745-4715.