Dear Fellow Staff:

It is with a heavy heart and incredible sadness that I share the news that an adult we supported has died from complications related to the COVID-19 virus. I knew him well as he has been with our NCIA family since 1997 in our Adult Residential Services program and worked on our Business Services contracts. We are heartbroken for his family, his roommates, all who knew him and our staff who supported him.

This is a critical and important reminder of the seriousness of this virus. NCIA has worked diligently to implement COVID-19 precautions and vaccine information as shared by the CDC, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, the Maryland Department of Health and other medical professionals. Our plans are constantly communicated and included on our website under COVID-19 Health updates (http://www.ncianet.org/ncia-health-updates/).

Funeral arrangement information will be provided at a later date.

If you are in need of assistance from this unfortunate news, please use our Employee Assistance Program at 1-888-293- 6948