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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.

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)

DODD Guidance

Week of March 29 to April 4

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, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 and HIPAA Disclosures to First Responders, Public Health Authorities (March 27, 2020)

Guidance: Service Authorization and Claims Submission Information (updated March 27, 2020)

Guidance: Behavior Supports, Including Rights Restrictions (March 26, 2020)

Guidance: Non-Medical Transportation Providers (March 26, 2020)

Guidance: Expediting Background Checks for New DSPs (March 26, 2020)

Guidance: Emergency Telehealth Rule Changes (March 26, 2020)

Completing Early Intervention Eligibility Process during State of Emergency (March 25, 2020)

MUI and Registry Unit: Updated Guidance (March 24, 2020)

Guidance: Certification Span Extensions for Upcoming Renewals (March 23, 2020)

Memo Monday (includes extensions and updates) (March 23, 2020)

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Update: March 23, 2020)

Guidance: What Ohio's Stay-at-Home Order Means for Ohio's Developmental Disabilities System (March 22, 2020)

Week of March 15 to 21

Guidance: Day Service Group Size Reduction and Alternative Location Planning (March 21, 2020)

Family Connection: COVID-19 Updates (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Intermediate Care Facilities (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: Changes for PASRR, LOC, PAC (March 20, 2020)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: RN Quality Assessment Reviews (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: DODD Billing Concessions (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: Independent Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 19, 2020)

Entry Screening Process for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: Availability of Health and Safety Supplies (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings (March 19, 2020)

Update: Early Intervention Guidance (March 19, 2020)

DODD To Issue Provider Payments (March 18, 2020)

Update: County Board Cost Projections, Reports (March 18, 2020)

Guidance: Rule Relief for Medication Administration Certification Renewals (March 18, 2020)

DSP Connection Newsletter (March 17, 2020)

Guidance: Registered Nurse Trainers (March 17, 2020)

Health and Safety Supplies Guidance (March 17, 2020)

Updates to ICF Guidance (March 17, 2020)

MUI and Registry Unit: DODD Prepares for COVID-19 (March 16, 2020)

National Core Indicators Interviews Postponed (March 16, 2020)

Memo Monday (includes DODD event cancellations) (March 16, 2020)

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (Update: March 27; original: March 15, 2020)

Week of March 8 to 14

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 14, 2020)

DODD's Statewide Support Teams Available for COVID-19 Response (March 14, 2020)

Guidance: County Board Recommendations (March 13, 2020)

Guidance: Day Support Service Options (March 13, 2020)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 13, 2020)

DSP Connection newsletter (March 13, 2020)

Family Connection newsletter (March 13, 2020)

OSSAS Suspends Scheduled Compliance Reviews, Regulatory Work (March 13, 2020)

Guidance: Providers and County Boards (March 12, 2020)

Guidance: Intermediate Care Facilities (March 12, 2020)

MUI and Registry Unit: Guidance for Investigative Agents (March 12, 2020)

Early Intervention Guidelines (March 12, 2020)

Message from Director Jeff Davis about Coronavirus (March 9, 2020)

For Providers

Week of March 29 to April 4

DODD Health and Welfare Alert: Infection Control

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Updated March 30, 2020)

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (Updated March 30, 2020, to include Electronic Visit Verification section)

Week of March 22 to 28

Charting the LifeCourse Integrated Star for Social Distancing (March 27, 2020)

Having a Meaningful Day during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order (March 27, 2020)

Resilience Materials for COVID-19 (March 26, 2020)

Reflect, Honor, Connect Tool (March 26, 2020)

Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Day Services Order (Update: March 23, 2020)

Week of March 15 to 21

Guidance: Day Service Group Size Reduction and Alternative Location Planning (March 21, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention nd Response for Intermediate Care Facilities (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: Changes for PASRR, LOC, PAC (March 20, 2020)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 20, 2020)

Guidance: DODD Billing Concessions (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: Independent Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 19, 2020)

Entry Screening Process for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission (March 19, 2020)

DSP Connection Newsletter (March 17, 2020)

Things You Can Do to Prepare for and Prevent COVID-19 (March 17, 2020)

Week of March 8 to 14

Guidance: Day Support Service Options (March 13, 2020)

Early Intervention Program Updates (March 13, 2020)

DSP Connection newsletter (March 13, 2020)

Guidance: Providers of Waiver-Funded Services (March 14, 2020)

Providers and County Boards (March 12, 2020)

Intermediate Care Facilities (March 12, 2020)

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)

For Home

Week of March 29 to April 4

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 30, 2020)

Week of March 22 to 28

Charting the LifeCourse Integrated Star for Social Distancing (March 27, 2020)

Having a Meaningful Day during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order (March 27, 2020)

Week of March 15 to 21

Social Stories (March 20, 2020)

Family Connection: COVID-19 Updates (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Information for Families (March 19, 2020)

Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings (March 19, 2020)

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 (March 19, 2020)

Week of March 8 to 14

DODD's Statewide Support Teams Available for COVID-19 Response (March 14, 2020)

Family Connection newsletter (March 13, 2020)

Checklist for Home (ODH)

Checklist for Family and People (ODH)

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)