MPA COVID-19 Protocols


As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, Melmark’s senior leadership team continues to monitor national, state and regional guidance surrounding virus mitigation. We remain hyper-vigilant in our approach to ensure the health and well-being of the individuals at Melmark and our mission-first staff.


The CDC recently updated its guidance to allow for more flexibility regarding masking in healthcare settings. This updated guidance has allowed us to review all of our current protocols as it relates to COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Effective Saturday, October 1, 2022, masks are optional in all settings for everyone, including employees and visitors. Additionally, formal screening will no longer be required prior to shifts or visitation for students, residents or visitors, however, symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to be monitored and reported as necessary.


Melmark will continue to follow testing guidance as required for symptomatic individuals and employees, and will report all positive cases as required. We will maintain our supply of PPE to ensure the proper equipment is available should a positive case be identified in our setting. We will continue to follow appropriate isolation guidance for each Melmark setting in such cases.


> Please see our updated Infection Prevention and Control Policy for full details on prevention, monitoring, and response strategies.


We would like to thank everyone for their vigilance, cooperation, and understanding with the many changes to protocols throughout the pandemic. We will continue to put the safety of the individuals we serve and our employees first as we enter this new phase.


This web page, as well as the weekly family newsletter, The Melmark Moments, continue to be the best source of information regarding Melmark’s visitation protocols.

If you are the parent or guardian of an individual being served in Melmark’s day or residential programs and are not currently receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up via one of the links below:

> Click here to sign up for the Children’s Families Moments

> Click here to sign up for the Adults’ Families Moments