OPWDD has been approaching COVID-19 on multiple fronts including emergency preparedness and response, health and safety, policy development, training, field work and funding. The agency’s Emergency Operations Center has personnel from across the state with expertise in crisis response, public health, data management, IT, and logistics working to maintain the continued delivery of OPWDD services while protecting the safety and security of the people we support. In the interest of containing the spread of COVID-19, OPWDD has provided our staff and providers with numerous sets of guidance related to visitation and site visits, the delivery of telehealth and other essential services, and infection control. In addition, we have taken the additional step of suspending all site-based day habilitation, pre-vocational and day training services.
Webinars for Providers
On Monday, March 23rd, OPWDD hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the provider guidance.
On Tuesday, March 24th, OPWDD hosted a webinar focused on Day Services Guidance and Implementation, including a focus on the closure template details and billing allowances/options.