IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Staffing Complications Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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.
Please complete the first survey if you have additional staff that are available and willing to work in residential settings, regardless of their current setting (ADS, Voc Hab, etc.):
Please complete the second survey if you are looking for additional staff to help during this time:
*Google Chrome users will need to save the surveys, attach the form to an email addressed to email@example.com
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 Samantha Crookall, Provider Support Manager at 440-350-5123 or at Samantha.Crookall@lakebdd.org.
Creative Solutions and Resources
Please review the below resources that may be of help during this time:
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.
[NEW 03-24-2020 Station MD information about remote supports 1)IDD Flyer 2)Station General MD]
FREE abbreviated DSP training curriculum
OADSP is pleased to share a FREE abbreviated DSP training curriculum developed 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.
Additionally, OADSP has published a recorded webinar-style version of this training. The video is available on the “Abbreviated DSP Training” tab (HERE). Look for it under the heading, “DSP Abbreviated Training Webinar”. 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.
Speaking to Individuals with DD about COVID-19
Earlier this week, we shared a document related to speaking with Individuals with DD about the Coronavirus. This information is available in both English and Spanish. Please find both versions below.
This was provided by the Ohio Self-Determination Association by the Ohio DD Council, but was created by the Green Mountain Self-Advocates at the request of Kirsten Murphey, Executive Director, Vermont DD Council.
DODD COVID-19 Communication
DODD has continued to send updates to individuals, families, providers, and county boards through email. Communications have been compiled to centralize information. Guidance and response efforts are routinely distributed. All items can be found by clicking the link below:
[Link to COVID-19 information from DODD https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/about-us/our-programs/resource-dodd-covid-19-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 listed below: