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COVID-19 Resources and Support

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and public safety as the department responds to coronavirus (COVID-19).

This page is dedicated to DODD 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.

Sign up for information from DODD. Signing up for any of DODD's newsletters or contact lists will ensure you also receive a comprehensive guidance memo about COVID-19 each day, as needed, from the department.

This Week's DODD Guidance

Guidance: Waiver Disenrollment (April 8)

Tips For Working With Support Staff During COVID-19 (April 7)

Guidance: Independent Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (Updated April 7)

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (Updated April 7)

Memo Monday (April 6)

Guidance: Ohio 811 Referral Agents and Ohio Dept. of Medicaid Subsidy Demonstration Program (April 6)

Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations Announced (April 6)

Prescription Delivery Options Available (April 6)

General

Governor Mike DeWine Executive Order

Dr. Amy Acton Order Prohibiting Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation Services in Congregate Setting (ODH, March 21, 2020) 

Having a Meaningful Day during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order (DODD)

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 (ODH)

COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (Green Mountain Self-advocates for individuals with ID/DD)

How You Can Prevent and Prepare (ODH)

Find Your Local Health District (ODH)

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities (ODH)

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 (CDC)

Best Practices for Hand Washing (CDC)

Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about COVID-19 (CDC)

All DODD Guidance

Week of March 29 to April 4

DSP Connection (April 3)

What COVID-19 Means for DSPs (April 3)

Guidance: Single Maximum Spending Amount for Level One Waiver (April 3)

Resources for Onboarding Direct Support Professionals (Updated April 2)

Family Connection (April 2)

Video: Message to Families from Director Jeff Davis (April 2)

Guidance: Best Practices for Family Visitation to Residential Settings (April 2)

Guidance: Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (Home Mods) (April 2)

Plain Language about Day Programs Closing (April 2)

DODD Pipeline (April 1)

Guidance: Initial Medication Administration Remote Training (April 1)

Guidance: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 31)

State Assistance Resources (March 31)

Resources for Onboarding Direct Support Professionals (March 31)

Training: Behavioral Health Service Delivery via Telehealth (March 31)

Video: Message from Director Jeff Davis (March 30)

Memo Monday (March 30)

DODD Health and Welfare Alert: Infection Control (March 30)

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Updated March 30)

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (Updated March 30 to include Electronic Visit Verification section)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 30)

Week of March 22 to 28

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 28)

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (Updated March 27; Cost Report section)

Guidance: COVID-19 and HIPAA Disclosures to First Responders, Public Health Authorities (March 27)

Guidance: Service Authorization and Claims Submission Information (Updated March 27)

Guidance: Behavior Supports, Including Rights Restrictions (March 26)

Guidance: Non-Medical Transportation Providers (March 26)

Guidance: Expediting Background Checks for New DSPs (March 26)

Guidance: Emergency Telehealth Rule Changes (March 26)

Completing Early Intervention Eligibility Process during State of Emergency (March 25)

MUI and Registry Unit: Updated Guidance (March 24)

Guidance: Certification Span Extensions for Upcoming Renewals (March 23)

Memo Monday (includes extensions and updates) (March 23)

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Update: March 23)

Guidance: What Ohio's Stay-at-Home Order Means for Ohio's Developmental Disabilities System (March 22)

Week of March 15 to 21

Guidance: Day Service Group Size Reduction and Alternative Location Planning (March 21)

Family Connection: COVID-19 Updates (March 20)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home (March 20)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Intermediate Care Facilities (March 20)

Guidance: Changes for PASRR, LOC, PAC (March 20)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 20)

Guidance: RN Quality Assessment Reviews (March 19)

Guidance: DODD Billing Concessions (March 19)

Guidance: Independent Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 19)

Entry Screening Process for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission (March 19)

Guidance: Availability of Health and Safety Supplies (March 19)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings (March 19)

Update: Early Intervention Guidance (March 19)

DODD To Issue Provider Payments (March 18)

Update: County Board Cost Projections, Reports (March 18)

Guidance: Rule Relief for Medication Administration Certification Renewals (March 18)

DSP Connection Newsletter (March 17)

Guidance: Registered Nurse Trainers (March 17)

Health and Safety Supplies Guidance (March 17)

Updates to ICF Guidance (March 17)

MUI and Registry Unit: DODD Prepares for COVID-19 (March 16)

National Core Indicators Interviews Postponed (March 16)

Memo Monday (includes DODD event cancellations) (March 16)

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (March 15)

Week of March 8 to 14

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 14)

DODD's Statewide Support Teams Available for COVID-19 Response (March 14)

Guidance: County Board Recommendations (March 13)

Guidance: Day Support Service Options (March 13)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 13)

DSP Connection newsletter (March 13)

Family Connection newsletter (March 13)

OSSAS Suspends Scheduled Compliance Reviews, Regulatory Work (March 13)

Guidance: Providers and County Boards (March 12)

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (March 12)

MUI and Registry Unit: Guidance for Investigative Agents (March 12)

Early Intervention Guidelines (March 12)

Message from Director Jeff Davis about Coronavirus (March 9)

For Providers

Guidance: Providers and County Boards (March 12)

Direct Support Professionals

DSP Connection (April 3)

What COVID-19 Means for DSPs (April 3)

Guidance: Best Practices for Family Visitation to Residential Settings (April 2)

Waiver Providers

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (Updated March 30 to include Electronic Visit Verification section)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home (March 20)

Guidance: Independent Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 19)

Adult Day Services Order

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Updated March 30)

Guidance: Day Service Group Size Reduction and Alternative Location Planning (March 21)

Guidance: Day Support Service Options (March 13)

Resources for Providing Services

Plain Language about Day Programs Closing (April 2)

DODD Health and Welfare Alert: Infection Control (March 30)

Charting the LifeCourse Integrated Star for Social Distancing (March 27)

Having a Meaningful Day during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order (March 27)

Reflect, Honor, Connect Tool (March 26)

Entry Screening Process for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission (March 19)

Things You Can Do to Prepare for and Prevent COVID-19 (March 17)

Self Care

Resilience Materials for COVID-19 (March 26)

Billing and Assessments

Guidance: Single Maximum Spending Amount for Level One Waiver (April 3)

Guidance: Changes for PASRR, LOC, PAC (March 20)

Guidance: DODD Billing Concessions (March 19)

Intermediate Care Facilities

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (Updated March 27; Cost Report section)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Intermediate Care Facilities (March 20)

Intermediate Care Facilities (March 12)

Checklists, Additional Guidance

Checklist for Healthcare Providers (ODH)

Checklist for Businesses/Employers (ODH)

Long-Term Care Facilities Guidelines (ODH)

Video for Direct Support Professionals (Toward Independence)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces (U.S. Department of Labor)

DSP Connection Newsletter

DSP Connection (March 17)

DSP Connection (March 13)

Early Intervention

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 20)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 13)

For Families and People with Disabilities

DODD Messages

Guidance: Best Practices for Family Visitation to Residential Settings (April 2)

Video: Message to Families from Director Jeff Davis (April 2)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings (March 19)

DODD's Statewide Support Teams Available for COVID-19 Response (March 14)

Resources

Charting the LifeCourse Integrated Star for Social Distancing (March 27)

Having a Meaningful Day during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order (March 27)

Social Stories (March 20)

Plain Language, General Info 

Plain Language about Day Programs Closing (April 2)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 30)

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 (March 19)

COVID-19 Information for Families (March 19)

Family Connection Newsletter

Family Connection (April 2)

Family Connection: COVID-19 Updates (March 20)

Family Connection (March 13)

Checklists

Checklist for Home (ODH)

Checklist for Family and People (ODH)

Staying Healthy

Self-Monitor and Practice Social Distancing (ODH)

Cleaning 101 Presentation (X-Excel)

COVID-19 Documents in Multiple Languages

Videos about COVID-19 in several languages

Stop the Spread of Germs

COVID-19 Fact Sheets (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Información de COVID-19 Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades (Green Mountain Self-advocates for individuals with ID/DD)