CoronaVirus Information

Updates About CoronaVirus (COVID-19) from the Carroll Center for the Blind

As you are aware, organizations everywhere are managing the CoronaVirus’ impact on their workplaces. Each passing day brings new developments, but The Carroll Center for the Blind’s top priority remains the health and well-being of its consumers, employees, volunteers, business partners and the community.

A world map graphic features an orange magnifier glass magnifying three virus'.The Carroll Center for the Blind has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend face-to-face rehabilitation services and meetings at all locations through April 5th, 2020. We are actively seeking solutions to keep people of all ages and all stages of vision loss connected to critical blindness services. Our dedicated team will continue to provide services using modified work plans that ensure the safety of our consumers and staff. We have implemented many steps, including rotational office coverage, remote work, cleaning and disinfecting, and rigorous social distancing.

We continue to instruct through a variety of remote methods to school-age students, adults, and seniors. To view a full list of the different remote instruction and support we are providing to individuals (and family members, if appropriate) who need skills and support at home, please click here.

Additionally, the 8th Annual Walk for INDEPENDENCE scheduled for April 26th will be postponed. This decision was made to protect the community and to support both the city of Newton and Massachusetts’ governmental guidance recommendations for large gatherings and events. A new date will be announced in the near future for our signature fundraising event.

The Carroll Store is taking phone and online orders only and will be shipping product daily. No walk -in sales at present. Please order online at www.carroll.org/store or call the Store at (617) 969-6200, extension 240.

Also, as organizations across the board are stepping up to support the blind and visually impaired community with free resources, we’ve put together some of our favorite free offerings to help you make the most of these times. Learn more about free resources here.

Please check back on this site as we will provide updates when we have new information to share.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you good health.