Distinct and Linked. March Update
According to CNN Business/Moodie’s, Back-To-Normal Index for March 16, 2022, NJ is at 92%. According to ABCD’s monthly survey, during the first half of March 2022 attendance levels at day programs is 62.47% of the March 2019 pre-Covid levels. Concurrently, comparing March 2022 to March 2019, ABCD’s monthly survey of its membership found group homes have an additional 21.9% of individuals in their homes during the weekday days who, though they are pre-authorized for day program/services, are choosing not to or cannot attend their day program. Many agencies which provide both services continue to staff residential with day program staff.
 Participation in the day program survey increased from 27 in February 2022 to 39 in March 2022.