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As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the LCBDD/Deepwood Provider Support Department continues to monitor best practice statewide and we are asking you to help us target specific information so that we can better understand Provider needs during this time.  In order to do so, we have links to two surveys that we are asking you to complete, as appropriate.

Surveys/Feedback

The County Board Provider Support department continues to monitor best practice statewide and asks Providers to help us target specific information so that we can better understand your needs during this time. In order to do so, we have links to two surveys that we are asking you to complete, as appropriate.

  • If you have additional staff that are available and willing to work in residential settings, regardless of their current setting (Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation, etc.), please complete this survey: Staff Availability 
  • If you are looking for additional staff to help during this time, please complete this survey: Staffing Needs Survey

NOTE TO INDEPENDENT PROVIDERS: If you are interested in helping during the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to connect with Providers who are hiring additional staff, please contact County Board Provider Support at (440) 350-5123 or email Samantha.Crookall@lakebdd.org.

Resources:

Background Check Locations

As of 4.3.20 these locations are open however, due to COVID-19, please call ahead before traveling to any location to verify they are providing fingerprinting services at this time. Review the Background Check Locations List.

PPE Requests

Deepwood Foundation and Deepwood Run have been working to establish much needed assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis.  If needed, Providers may contact to request availability of required PPEs when individuals served are suspected to or have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus. PPE supplies will be distributed based on availability of requested PPE and confirmation of need, along with consideration of other requests received. To submit your request, please complete the Provider Request for PPE Form. Send completed forms via e–mail to Deepwood.foundation@lakebdd.org.

For more information, visit Deepwood Foundation Rapid Relief Effort Grant Information and Application.  

Small Business Support

We know you are facing challenging times in this current health crisis. The U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to help bring relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations suffering because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This Advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven.

If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the Advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.

Also, we encourage you to subscribe to our email updates via www.SBA.gov/Updates and follow us on Twitter at @SBAgov for the latest news on available SBA resources and services. If you need additional assistance, you can find your local SBA office and resource partners at www.SBA.gov/LocalAssistance. If you have questions, you may also call 1-800-659-2955.

Resources:

Training

Below are various resources to help increase your understanding and preparedness during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • Coronavirus and PPE Training
  • COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series – This 4-part webinar series, review what is currently known on disability inclusion as it relates to this emerging issue. Each session will be 75-minutes.
  • FREE abbreviated DSP Training Curriculum – Developed by OADSP in accordance with DODD’s recent guidance that can be used to quickly onboard new staff during the public health crisis caused by COVID-19. This information is intended to be widely distributed to all providers. OADSP encourages each provider to include their own agency specific information with regard to reporting incidents, along with other agency and client specific information. The training curriculum can be found on the special “DSP Abbreviated Training” tab at oadsp.org.
  • DSP Abbreviated Training Webinar – OADSP has published a recorded webinar-style version of this training. Please be sure to provide participants with the supplemental materials that accompany the video, found below the video link. This video may also be used in whole or part to refresh current DSPs on MUIs, UIs, and/or Universal Precautions.
  • Handwashing Video with Some Funk
  • Teaching Individuals with DD to Wear a Face Mask
  • Speaking to Individuals with DD about COVID-19 – Material with pictorial content to help guide discussions about COVID-19 with individuals who have developmental disabilities.

DODD COVID-19 Communication

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has continued to send updates to individuals, families, providers, and county boards through email and via its website. Communications have been compiled to centralize information and is located on the DODD COVID-19 Resources and Support.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 and Public Health, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website, the Ohio Department of Health website or call ODH’s Coronavirus line 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).

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