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Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director

May 14, 2021

Dear Friends & Supporters,

It’s Bridge Day! Today’s long-awaited transition brings us one step closer to Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, the metrics-based plan to reopen our state. The Bridge Phase allows for higher capacity limits and increased business operations before completely lifting all mitigations and moving to the new normal Phase 5 will bring.

What does this mean for NSSC?

Effective Monday, May 17, we will increase capacities in our buildings following state and CDC guidelines. There will be no screening or temperature checks upon entry; however, at this time, face coverings will continue to be required inside our buildings. We will be offering more in-person classes and programs and will reopen the Library on June 1.

Your experience at NSSC

The Center is starting to look normal again with additional seating in all spaces and more visitors. Careful sanitization will continue with frequent cleaning of restrooms, commonly touched surfaces and high-traffic areas. We have also invested in a new air filtration system that uses ultra-violet lights and transitioned to higher efficiency filters to ensure delivery of cleaner air. You may notice cooler temperatures so bring layers while visiting.

House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services is undergoing updates and will reopen its Day Program in early July. I invite you to complete this survey so we can better understand the types of supports and services needed by caregivers of people living with dementia.

If you still need to get vaccinated, visit our COVID-19 vaccination information webpage for a full list of resources and locations.

As always, please reach out if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Tish Rudnicki, MSW

Executive Director