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Using the unique power of peer supports to enhance recovery and self-empowerment informs CAPS, a peer-run organization serving adults in New York’s capital region recovering from mental illnesses.

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427-5056 ext 115
5 PM to 1 AM

COVID-19 Policy

Policy: The offices and drop-in center program areas need to be cleaned and sanitized regularly for the health and safety of the staff and clients.

Purpose: Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine cleaning and disinfecting ...


  • All staff and members are required to have face masks.
  • The Drop-In Center will be sanitized prior to opening and will be re-sanitized as needed.
  • All staff and members of the Drop-In Center are required to wear masks at all times with the exception of when eating and/or drinking.
  • All seating is set up with social distancing and members are required to maintain social distancing at all times in all areas (Television areas and X-Box area). The maximum capacity will be 25%.
  • The main priority of CDIC is to allow for meals. As the demand exceeds capacity those who have already eaten will be asked to leave to accommodate new members.
  • Staff will regularly disinfect tables after members have finished eating prior to another member being seated in that area.
  • All staff and member’s temperatures will be checked using a touchless thermometer prior to entry.
  • A hand sanitizing station is set up inside the entrance and members are required to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry and after using restrooms.
  • Restrooms will remain locked and members will have a staff member open them as needed. Staff will disinfect all restroom surface areas using bleach and water immediately after each use.
  • Staff members, wearing gloves and masks, will serve each member individually at the table and remove dishes when finished.

Contact Details

Capital Area Peer Services
354 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-2311

P 518.427.5056
F 518.427.5059

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