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Face Shields and Medical Masks available for providers

Recently Summit DD saw a significant spike in individuals contracting COVID-19. In reviewing these cases it appears asymptomatic caregivers were a large contributor to this increase. In partnership with the Summit County Department of Health, Summit DD consulted with the Ohio Department of Health in hopes of finding solutions and stopping the current trend.  As a result of the Ohio Department of Health’s guidance, Summit DD is advising that all Direct Support Professionals wear a face shield in addition to a medical mask when providing personal care in close proximity, such as assistance with bathing, hygiene, eating etc. Read More ›

Reporting During COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Major Unusual Incident (MUI) reporting and trends. Based on the data collected, it is apparent that efforts to reduce the spread of the virus have been effective. Read More ›

FAQs and Resources for Updated DODD First Aid and CPR Guidance

DODD updated their guidance regarding CPR and First Aid Certification on May 11. You might be wondering what that means for you or your staff. Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you navigate the important information you need to keep people safe and maintain certifications with DODD. Read More ›

Free “May There Always Be Summit DD” scavenger hunt

Community is at its best when we include people of all abilities. That’s why the City of Akron and Lock3 are announcing a new scavenger hunt as part of The Walking with Akron, Akron Games series called, “May There Always Be Summit DD.” This activity is FREE and open to people of every ability.

The “May There Always Be Summit DD” scavenger hunt is available for one week – beginning on June 26, 2020 and ending at noon on July 3, 2020. Participants who finish all 15 missions in the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a prize*.

The Walking With Akron, Akron Games series offers a new scavenger hunt each week to help people get out an explore their community. The “May There Always Be Summit DD” hunt (sponsored by Summit DD) provides fun challenges or missions for you to complete by yourself or with a friend. Some challenges might take you through your neighborhood finding everyday items or they could be accomplished in the comfort of your own home. The challenges can be completed either through the GooseChase app or by using the Lock3 flyer, which will be available to view or print at on June 26, 2020.

*You must use the GooseChase app to be eligible for the prize. The app is free and available for download on Android or Apple devices.  

Get Started

Visit Lock3 on June 26 for details or download the GooseChase app to get started. Need help signing up? Check out this helpful tutorial from Lock3.

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