To All of Our Valued Clients, Visitors, and Guests:

The Center has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus/COVID-19 Prevention Program.  To prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus, all clients, visitors and guests of the Center must follow the guidelines and protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH).

At this time, to ensure the safety and well-being of clients, visitors, and the community at large, the following measures are being implemented effective immediately:

  1. Adult CSU Visitation is being postponed until further notice and exceptions may only be granted if medically/clinically indicated via a physician order.
  2. Child CSU Visitation will currently continue for guardians of minors only and will require pre-screening for COVID risk factors based on the CDC/DOH guidelines.
  3. Crossroads visitation is being postponed until further notice. Outside meetings and activities are being replaced by therapeutic groups and other evidenced-based in-house therapeutic activities and services.

Changes to visitation and/or other program policies will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis and/or more frequently, as needed. These changes are being implemented based on CDC and DOH Healthcare Facility Guidelines and protocols.

As a reminder, if you or a loved one are sick with the following symptoms, notify your health-care provider by phone and/or the Department of Health.  Call the Center PRIOR to coming in for an appointment and consider rescheduling appointments. 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you have recently traveled to an area with widespread, ongoing community spread, the CDC recommends staying home for 14 days.

Additional guidance and information can be found via the CDC link:

We also wish to remind you that David Lawrence Center offers Emergency Services and crisis support, available 24/7 at 239-354-1438.

For additional guidance and support, the Florida Department of Health COVID Call Center number is available 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121.

Thank you in advance for helping to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and supporting a healthier environment for all. As always, the David Lawrence Center is committed to providing an environment of care that empowers our clients, visitors and staff towards optimal wellness.


David Lawrence Center


Helpful Resources:

COVID-19 Coping Tips & Resources for Parents

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

From Mental Health America (MHA):

Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

Online Screening: Take a Mental Health Test

From Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation:

Working Remotely During COVID-19

From SANS Security Awareness OUCH! Newsletter:

Tips for Protecting Your Kids Online