As the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts all of our lives, Quest is maintaining an outlook of community. Quest’s mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. We want to assure you that the ethic of fellowship is guiding Quest through this difficult time and allowing us to rise to this unprecedented challenge.
We’d like to salute our staff for remaining calm and putting the needs, safety and morale of the individuals we serve as a priority as they continue to provide services. We tip our hat to the extraordinary individuals we serve in their flexibility as programs get shifted. They are a continual example of the possibilities that lay within each moment. We also thank each Quest supporter, community partner and sponsor, many of whom have reached out with words of support. These relationships are what define us as family and give us the strength to weather this storm.
We are monitoring recommendations and guidelines set forth by the CDC as they inform our decision-making process for our operations and upcoming events. We will be releasing updates on our website and our social channels as these decisions are made. We have also set up a Quest Information Hotline (407-373-6183) that will relay programmatic and event updates.
Thank you for being a valued member of the Quest community.
John R. Gill, President & CEO, Quest, Inc.
5-4-2020 - Wine Quest Canceled Due to COVID-19
It may come as no surprise, but Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando has made the decision to remain closed at least through May 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. Of course, that means Wine Quest, as scheduled, will not be taking place. It’s possible we might be able to do something fun to celebrate Wine Quest later this year, but those plans are uncertain at this time. For more information, click here.
4-6-2020 - Quest Kids Academy Resumes Curriculum with Distance Education
With the use of technology, dedication of our team and patience from our students and their families, Quest Kids Academy was able to successfully begin distance education.
4-2-2020 - Quest’s Camp Thunderbird to Cancel Summer Sessions
Due to the remaining uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and how it affects our camp operation, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel summer 2020 camp sessions. This marks the first disruption to summer service in over 50 years at Camp Thunderbird. For more information, click here. To watch the WESH 2 news story, click here.
4-1-2020 - Quest Kids Academy Will Be Closed Until May 1, 2020
Quest Kids Academy will unfortunately remain closed until May 1st as set forth by the Florida Department of Education and based on CDC guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are also in line with the Orange County, and now statewide, stay-at-home order as well as the recommendations from the Executive Branch of the federal government.
3-25-2020 - Quest, Inc. Issues Press Release Regarding Closures and Furloughs
3-20-2020 - Quest Kids Therapy Centers Closed Until Further Notice
As a precautionary measure, Quest Kids Therapy will close beginning Monday, March 23rd until further notice. For more information, click here.
3-20-2020 - Quest Kids Academy Remains Closed Until At Least April 15th
Quest Kids Academy is awaiting guideline from state authorities and will remain closed until at least April 15th.
3-19-2020 - Quest Camp Thunderbird Pauses Applications for Summer 2020
Due to the uncertainty on how travel restrictions may impact the program, Quest's Camp Thunderbird is currently not accepting applications for summer 2020.
3-18-2020 - Quest Training Centers Will Close Indefinitely Due to COVID-19 Outbreak Beginning Monday, March 23rd
As a precautionary measure, we will be closing all Quest Training Center programs in Apopka, Orlando and Tampa beginning Monday, March 23rd until further notice. All Training Center programs at each location will remain open through Friday, March 20th. For immediate precautionary measures, Quest recommends that any individuals able to remain out of programs earlier than Friday, March 20th please do so. Quest has implemented internal isolation protocols at the Training Center programs, however isolation at home is the best option if available to the individuals we serve.
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