The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and public safety as the department responds to coronavirus (COVID-19).
All Ohio intermediate care facilities (ICFs) are required to use a screening tool for prevention of COVID-19 transmission in order to screen staff in facilities where they serve people with developmental disabilities. (Tool is attached to this page.)
Additionally, DODD encourages all providers of waiver-funded services to use a similar screening process. The Entry Screening Process for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission is the recommended tool for ICF or waiver providers performing screening at their facilities (attached to this page).
The safety of Ohioans with developmental disabilities and the staff who care for them are a top priority. Thank you for what you are doing to support one another during this time.
Information and Resources
Additional statewide support is available through DODD’s support teams. These teams include Community Resource Coordinators (CRC), the Office of System Support and Standards (OSSAS), Community Life Engagement, and regional liaisons for dual diagnosis in mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
DODD has set up a dedicated web page for department communications and links to helpful resources that will advise people with disabilities, their families, service providers, direct support professionals, county boards of developmental disabilities, and the community at large.
For specific questions about COVID-19 and additional information and resources, DODD urges you to use the Ohio Department of Health’s call center. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634), or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.