MERIL helps people with disabilities live independently in Northwest Missouri.
The MERIL offices remain closed to the public.
However, some visitors may be allowed to enter the office buildings under these conditions: (1.) they have an immediate need to visit in-person with a staff member regarding an essential service; (2.) they call the office in advance to schedule an appointment (as only one visitor will be allowed in the office at a time); and (3.) they wear a face mask while in the office.
MERIL staff are still available via telephone and email during regular business hours.
TIMESHEETS must be placed in the outside drop-box only.
Events and meetings hosted by MERIL are likely to be delayed, rescheduled, or canceled. Please review our Events page on Facebook for updates. Or, you can call the office to find out more information about particular meetings.
In addition, we are taking precautions with our staff (such as eliminating in-person meetings, telecommuting when appropriate, etc.) to follow the social distancing recommendations from health officials.
Please remember that the guidelines (e.g., social distancing, handwashing, etc.) from the health officials are being put in place to protect the people in our community who are most vulnerable to the Coronavirus COVID-19 infection: people with disabilities, people who are aging, people with underlying health issues, and healthcare professionals.
This is not a time to be selfish. Even if you are not afraid of the infection yourself, ignoring the health guidelines can spread the virus throughout our communities, overwhelm our healthcare systems, and cause needless suffering.
We will continue to post updates to the MERIL Facebook page regarding our response to this emergency situation.