Openings & Closings
Inclement Weather Policy
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will announce plans for inclement weather on stations WBAL TV, Radio (1090 AM), www.wbal.com and our website, www.arcncr.org.
WE DO NOT FOLLOW THE HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS.
You must listen for our announcement on the above stations. We will try to have our announcements on by 6 a.m. Phone communication to The Arc NCR’s staff through departmental lists will begin by 5:30 am.
The announcement will be made under the name of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region so listen very carefully. The media will only announce 1 Hour Late/2 Hour Late/No Transportation/Closed, so reference the details below.
A code system is used to announce delays and closings. The media will only announce the code, so keep this memo for reference.
CODE 1: TRANSPORTATION 1 HOUR LATE – STAFF REPORT
This means that transportation from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will be delayed approximately one hour to allow for streets to be salted and cleared for safe passage. Staff report on time for work.
CODE 2: TRANSPORTATION 2 HOURS LATE – STAFF REPORT
This means that transportation from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will be delayed approximately two hours to allow for streets to be cleared. If it is too late for some workers to go to work, job coaches will contact them at home before pick up time. Staff report on time to work.
CODE 3: NO TRANSPORTATION – ESSENTIAL STAFF REPORT
This will be announced if transportation cannot safely reach side streets or neighborhoods. Liberal Leave Policy will be in effect for Non-Essential Personnel. Conditional Staff should contact their supervisor for instructions. Transportation for Vocational Services and Community Partners will not be provided and consumers will not be working unless contacted by their job coach. Essential Staff are expected to report. Transportation will have 2 Essential Drivers report for Vocational Services needed on a case by case basis. Only buses will be driven during this time. No 15 PASSENGER VANS WILL BE ON THE ROADS.
CODE 4: VOCATIONAL SERVICES AND OFFICES CLOSED
In case of extreme weather conditions only. Neither workers nor staff report.
NOTE: Please make sure that Job Coaches and Supervisors have current telephone numbers, as they will notify you of any changes not covered by the announcement.