While NCIA acknowledges that it is a personal decision to get the COVID vaccination we encourage all of our staff to receive it when available to protect the individuals we serve. 

NCIA is able to provide as many VERIFIED VACCIANTION RESOURCES as we are able to obtain: We hope this allows our employees and individuals to make their decisions based on medical research and facts. To obtain any additional information or to ask any vaccine related questions, please contact scooke@ncianet.org 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Community Forum with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett: Everything You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center 

Answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine. 

Maryland Vaccination Sign Up: Find a site near you! 

Maryland Nonprofits COVID-19 Resources: Includes events, webinars, and information on how ALL organizations similar to NCIA are responding 

University of Maryland School of Medicine hosted Black faith-based leaders, COVID-19 research volunteers, and “America’s Doctor,” Anthony Fauci, MD. The event provided straight talk about fears, trust issues, and why we need our Black and Brown community to be a part of COVID-19 vaccine research.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 

Throughout the entire COVID-19 timeline at NCIA, safety has been and will remain our number one priority.

As NCIA works to prepare for the reopening of services and buildings, our first step is to launch the “Safe in all Settings” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to begin to educate staff, individuals we serve, caregivers/families, and all supporters of NCIA about the safety measures needed that will stay in place for the foreseeable future.

The first set of new steps are necessary so that everyone can remain SAFE IN ALL SETTINGS.

Please help us follow the rules so that we may move forward together in the healthiest way possible for everyone!

  • No touching (hugging, handshakes or pats on the shoulder).  
  • Remain socially distanced at least 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Keep yourself and other people from getting sick- wear a face mask when around others.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. 
  • Disinfect your work area with disinfectant provided a minimum of once per day.
  • If you feel sick- STAY AT HOME and call your doctor.
  • Complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire.

NCIA has also developed an Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Safety Protocols that has already been implemented in our Residential Program, Business Services Department, and our Vocational Training Centers. This will continue to be shared with all programs at the appropriate times.

We look forward to continue providing the most information as possible and keeping everyone safe. If you have any questions about our SAFE IN ALL SETTINGS campaign reach out to Stephen Cooke at 443-802-4867 or scooke@ncianet.org. If you have any questions about specific changes or procedures related to COVID-19 please contact Sophia Lawson at (443) 894-0907 or sophia.lawson@ncianet.org.


Safe Reopening Plan for Main Office (7130 Rutherford Rd.)

Safe Employee Interview & Training Procedures 

New Protocols (Effective August 7) 


NCIA Emergency Operations Plan Adult Residential Services

NCIA Residential Visitation/Outing Procedures

CDC Considerations for Reopening 

Adult Residential Services Screening Questions

Staff Acknowledgement Form


NCIA Emergency Operations Plan VTC Baltimore

Acknowledgement of Safety Protocols 

Staff Acknowledgement Form


NCIA Emergency Operations Plan VTC Charlotte 

Acknowledgement of Safety Protocols

Staff Acknowledgement Form

Know Your W’s 


YIT COVID Protocols and Guidance for Families