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COVID-19 Risk/Benefit Discussion Guide for Activities Outside the Home or Facility

Updated September 23

As Ohio is reopening, any discussions about participating in activities away from home should consider options. While nothing prohibits recreation and outings in the community, there are benefits and risks. This discussion guide can be used by teams for meaningful conversations and help weigh options to make person-centered decisions.

This guide should be used within the person-centered planning process to assist team members with understanding and considering risks and benefits specific to activities outside the home or facility that include, but not limited to, work, school, day programs, visits with families or friends, or other activities in the community. The decision to have support staff accompany a person on activities outside their home or facility, such as a family visit or trip, should be determined by the team.

This guide should not be used to qualify or exclude a person from any activity outside the home or facility. The purpose of the guide is for the person and their team to make informed choices. Please consult with the person’s primary healthcare providers for more individual specific health considerations.

In addition to this guide, Trusting the Team Process offers recommendations for teams that are engaging in these discussions that include resources, scenarios, as well as team considerations and resolutions to explore.

Download the COVID-19 Risk/Benefit Discussion Guide for Activities Outside the Home or Facility on the side of this page.