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As an organization providing essential services in these critical times, we remain dedicated to supporting the well-being of one of our community’s most vulnerable populations. Though we’ve had to make a number of significant changes to comply with important safety procedures, we have been working creatively and collaboratively to consistently support individuals at Cedars and ensure their health and safety and continue to inspire creative, productive and joyous lives.

Cedars has taken the following action

  • Cedars is strictly following the guidance of Marin Health and Human Services, the State of California, and the CDC. Cedars Health Services Department is in regular contact with various informed resources, including these agencies.

  • Our leadership team has developed protocols around protecting Cedars participants and staff(Cedars Protocols)

  • Cedars Residential Program is operating 24/7 and complying with California’s Shelter in Place order.

  • Currently visitors are not allowed into Cedars residences.

  • For those residents at home with family, we’re asking that the resident remain there until Shelter in Place is lifted and will be requesting documentation of a negative COVID-19 test prior to return.

  • Cedars is working hard to plan for the eventual re-opening of day programs. Based on what we know now, but in absence of guidance from the Department of Developmental Services or Community Care Licensing or knowledge of our future funding structures, we are working toward a hybrid approach that allows for onsite services for small, consistent groups, in-home services, community-based services and continued virtual services. Returning to a fully site-based program is unlikely in the near future due to health and safety concerns. Day Program Managers will be working on assessments for each participant to be sure we are including individual needs into our planning. Future guidance may impact our planning, so we’ll keep you posted.

  • Cedars Day Program staff have initiated creative ways to continue program activities virtually – including daily check-in calls, art supply deliveries, and sharing projects, virtual classes, and ideas in a Facebook group.

  • Artist Within – A Cedars Gallery is open for limited hours. Please call the gallery at 415-454-2568 for details. All in-store Gallery events are cancelled until further notice, but online art shows can be found on the "Events" page.


For more detailed information, see below for the regular weekly updates, which are being sent out by Cedars Executive Director, Chuck Greene. If you are not currently receiving these updates and would like to, please contact


We are grateful for your help as we continue to come together in our shared mission of enabling creative, productive, joyous and healthy lives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support is appreciated now more than ever.

Weekly Updates

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