On May 26, 2020, DoDD issued updated guidance regarding resuming center-based day services under the current Ohio Department of Health orders. A large majority of the guidance is unchanged. Providers still submit a provider assurance form to DoDD and the appropriate County Board contacts. In Summit Co. the Provider Assurance form should be submitted to Drew Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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DODD Guidance on First Aid and CPR
We have received some questions regarding the recent communication from DoDD regarding First Aid and CPR. Per the guidance the American Heart Association and American Red Cross have extended expiration dates for 120 days. However, you need to visit the website of the organization that provided your certification for details on how to obtain the extension. It is not an automatic extension.
On March 14th DoDD communicated Read More ›
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people over the age over 65 and those with lung disorders, heart disease, immune deficiencies, or who are severely obese have a greater risk for contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). People with developmental disabilities may be at a higher risks for getting COVID-19 because of underlying risks factors, such as respiratory issues, asthma, frequent pneumonias, and silent aspiration.
Direct support professionals (DSPs) play a vital role in supporting people during this health crisis. It important to know the facts to protect yourself and those you serve. Read More ›