CLARK DD STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (as of 3/31/2020)

CLARK DD STATEMENT ON CORONOVIRUS AND SERVICES

As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop, Developmental Disabilities of Clark County is working to ensure that individuals will continue to receive the services they need, and taking steps to protect the health of individuals, staff, and visitors to our campus.

All staff are working remotely until May 4, but are still available via email and phone.

We’re canceling Wednesday mixers (dances, movie nights, and bingo) until May 5, and will re-evaluate the situation in the coming weeks to decide whether to re-start them. All events, in-person trainings, and in-person meetings are canceled or will be rescheduled. All activities in the activity center (gymnasium) are cancelled until further notice. Online meetings are encouraged. Our major event, the Dye Hard 5K, is rescheduled for September 13. Check our website at clarkdd.org and our Facebook page for updated information about events.

Transportation is continuing for individuals who need to get to their community job. Transportation has one route for community employment (mission essential only) and one mail route daily. Riders are required to sit in the back seat to ensure social distancing.

The FF Mueller Center is allowing no visitors. The day service at Town and Country is closed until further notice.

Communication with providers (independents, agencies, and day service) is ongoing to foster cooperation and sharing of staff/resources. Sarah Hess, Provider Liaison, is the main contact for this work. Will Bagnola, Assistant Superintendent, is the  provider contact for concerns after business hours.

MUI notification requirements and timelines continue to be in effect.

CPR and CPI classes are cancelled through May 3. Other trainings are being scaled back and handled online. See our trainings list on our website for information about what training is being offered.  We are performing free BCI’s for Clark DD personnel and private providers. Background checks are by appointment only. Contact Cherie at 937-328-4630.

We are also providing staff with information on prevention, and cleaning our buildings and workspaces more frequently. All buildings and workspaces are being disinfected on a regular basis using QT3.

We encourage you to plan for the spread of coronavirus locally and follow reliable sources such as the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for factual information about this situation. You may call the ODH hotline if you have questions at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). The hotline is available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. You can also access information on their website at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed as to its impact on our services. If you have specific questions about how this may impact you, please contact your SSA.

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