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COVID-19. Coronavirus Message from Operation ABLE

UPDATED 3/26/20
We have suspended on-site classes at all Operation ABLE offices through May 4, 2020. Remote and virtual training has commenced on a modified basis, with ongoing daily expansion.

We have developed a condensed version of our INFORMATION SESSION that describes Operation ABLE's program offering. In addition, we have mobilized our staff for remote engagement. Details included here.

Check back often for additional updates.

UPDATE 3/16/20

We've been actively monitoring the emerging coronavirus outbreak based on the latest updates from our municipal, state and federal government officials. It has become clear to all that measures to reduce population density and enhance social distancing protect both the individual and the workplace. While there are no diagnosed cases at Operation ABLE at this time, there is an increasing number of diagnosed cases in all the cities and states in which we operate.

As a result, today, we are taking the next step in our measures to protect all of our stakeholders. Beginning tomorrow, March 17, through April 6, we are suspending on-site classes and training at our Operation ABLE offices. However, we intend to continue training our clients remotely, and we will be communicating plans regarding the tools, programs, and processes needed to do so over the next 48 hours.

ABLE's commitment to our employer partners remains steadfast. Incumbent worker training programs will be scheduled for later in the Spring and throughout the Summer.

During this challenging time, we must all heed the call to act with "an abundance of caution." We fully appreciate that this new, remote training may initially be less efficient. Still, we pledge to work diligently during the transition to ensure all Operation ABLE training classes run smoothly. We remain fully committed to providing all of our clients with the training needed to assist them on their "Path to Employment." With your cooperation and continued participation in the program, we feel that together we can achieve that goal.

We are all together in this challenge and send our heartfelt support and every good wish.

Thanks very much,

Marian Walsh. President & CEO Operation ABLE

Marian Walsh
President and CEO
Operation ABLE

UPDATED 3/12/20

At Operation ABLE, our top priorities have always included the safety and well being of our clients, visitors and staff. That’s why we’re monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) on an ongoing basis.  We also recognize that new information is coming to light daily, even hourly. At this time, we’re looking to the following resources for expert direction on how to help prepare and protect ourselves from the spread of coronavirus and any other contagious disease:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

Massachusetts General Hospital:


Thank you,

Marian Walsh. President & CEO Operation ABLE

Marian Walsh
President and CEO
Operation ABLE

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