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Disposable Masks and Pulse Oximeters

To assist you in supporting those you serve during this critical level of the pandemic, DODD has again collaborated with our state partners to secure disposable masks and pulse oximeters. We have placed an order for disposable medical masks and pulse oximeters to be used at your agency’s discretion to assist people with developmental disabilities, families, staff, and providers.

Logistics and Process

How to Receive: DODD will deliver the masks and pulse oximeters to your county board’s dedicated contact. DODD has already followed-up with each county to verify contact and delivery information. Depending on the volume of cases, DODD will either direct ship or deliver by truck. This information will be coordinated between DODD and the county board’s contact. 

Cost: There is no cost. DODD will provide the county with an inventory form listing the number of masks and pulse oximeters that are delivered. DODD requests that each county keep this log to identify with who the county shared the allotment. The form should be kept by the county until their supply is exhausted. Once completed, the form should be sent to john.charles@dodd.ohio.gov.

When: DODD has submitted the order and expects supplies to start arriving in early December. A day before delivery, a notice will be sent to the county board dedicated point of contact notifying them that the county allotment is being prepared for delivery. Counties can expect to receive the shipment between 2-4 business days from the date of the notice.

Disposable Medical Masks

For Whom: To assist people with developmental disabilities, families, staff, and providers.

How Many: More than 1.5 million disposable medical masks. These disposable masks will be delivered in cases of 2,000 (40 boxes of 50 masks/box in each case). Each county board’s allotment of disposable medical masks has been determined using a similar formula that was used when DODD distributed the cloth masks in late Spring. 

Pulse Oximeters

For Whom: People with developmental disabilities who have underlying health conditions. 

How to Use: Pulse oximeters may be utilized as a tool for early detection of hypoxia (low O2 saturation). This may serve as a warning sign and allow earlier medical diagnosis and treatment of COVID 19 or COVID pneumonia. DODD is developing a presentation to be given live on December 2, 2020, at 3:00 PM. The presentation will also be available in a recorded version for later viewing or review.

How Many: 3,000 pulse oximeters. Each county board’s allotment of pulse oximeters has been determined using a similar formula that was used when DODD distributed the cloth masks in late Spring.