COVID-19 for our providers

Updated: 8:30 a.m. March 29
COVID-19: What we know today
LCBDD will release a daily newsletter in an effort to keep our providers as informed as possible. Information about this will change quickly, but we will keep an archive of the information.

March 28, 2020

Screening, Quarantine and Recovery Area Plans- with thanks to Montgomery County Board of D.D.
It is critical that all providers screen individuals you serve at least daily for temperatures and COVID-19 symptoms, and employees at the beginning of every shift change. Proper handwashing and sanitation procedures should also be in place.

It is also critical that EVERY provider have quarantine and recovery area plans. For info. on these you can visit the CDC website for guidance, including the following pages:

Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/index.html

Planning and Preparedness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/faq.html

What to do if you are caring for someone at home with COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

Disinfecting your facility if someone is sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Keeping DSP’s Family Members Safe

This document offers suggestions on how DSPs can protect their families from work-related risks of infection.

COVID-19 and Anxiety

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. offers recommendations for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recipe Help!

This site has you put in whatever ingredients you have available in your fridge or pantry- and then, using the ingredients you have, it gives you recipes for things you can make.

With people really having to tighten their budgets right now w/ layoffs and limited supplies it would be useful to people we support.

https://www.supercook.com/#/recipes

 

Communication from DODD/OOD:
The Vermont DD Council has created a guide to COVID-19 that uses plain language. Find it here.
Toward Independence has shared a helpful video for providers about COVID-19. Check it out here.
NADSP has also shared an informative video. Check it out here.

 

FAQS for Providers

Please visit our FAQ page here.

 

Providers response plans

We have compiled provider response plans to facilitate communication. Click here to find them.

 

For information about COVID-19 related closures, visit our Closures page.
Communication from LCBDD:
Community resources: We are compiling an ongoing list of resources that could be helpful during this time. Click here.
Additional information:
If you need any information about the policies LCBDD has put in place for our staff and the people we support, please go to our website or social media pages: http://lcountydd.org/2020/03/11/covid-19-update/
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has started a webpage to help families, providers and county board employees stay informed about COVID-10. Check it out for the latest:
For additional information regarding COVID-19 please go to:
The state of Ohio has established a website for resources and information: coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has also opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

 

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