Covid-19 Information & Updates

As news is evolving quickly relating to the Covid-19 emergency, we are working to provide our families, staff and the community with up-to-date information regarding our response as well as resources for employees and families. Use the buttons below to navigate between resource pages and check back for updates.

Program Updates

Online Learning Activities

Staff Information

Additional Info & Resources

Information and Resources

State Representatives Bob Merski and Pat Harkins have compiled information about a variety of resources, including help applying for unemployment compensation, registering to vote by mail, and locating assistance for utility costs and food. Check out the list of resources at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/111lVd70xbtxrkDTgc0saJbvWWEL3BgSOcmYgDdLHAzs/mobilebasic

Important Message to Staff

The Barber National Institute would like to publicly recognize and thank all of our dedicated employees for all that they do to care for our individuals – particularly during these challenging circumstances. The work that we perform is truly “essential and life-sustaining,” and it could not be done without our wonderful employees who continue to show their commitment to our mission.

As various government agencies issue directives, our work will always be designated as essential and our residential and Agency with Choice staff should follow their scheduled shifts. Staff should have received letters designating them as essential workers, or this can be downloaded from the employee portal.

Erie Mayor Joe Schember’s designation of a state of emergency in the City of Erie does not affect the delivery of our essential services, though it will enable Erie to access federal relief funding.

All employees should continue to carry out all enhanced infection control procedures including frequent hand washing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Staff who are ill should follow their regular call-off procedures and will be asked specific screening questions. Employees who have questions are encouraged to contact their supervisors or Human Resources.