COVID-19 can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is now spreading in the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more about this virus.
OPWDD has released Guidelines for Implementation of Quarantine and/or Isolation Measures at State-Owned and Voluntary Providers in Congregate Settings which can be found at the below link:
All guidance released to date is available on these pages:
OPWDD has released the below interim guidance related to General Management of COVID-19, Staffing Guidance, Respiratory Illness, and Article 16 Clinic Management:
Find more guidance on COVID-19 at the following link:
**(Please note, OPWDD has launched its new website and the page at the above link will appear differently than it has from prior emails. All of the guidance can be found under Guidance for Providers if you scroll down the page.)
This is a rapidly changing situation, please see below for additional guidance.
Weekly DDAWNY Nursing Committee Coronavirus Conference Call
In light of the growing number of Coronavirus cases in the US and the unknown impact to our community, the DDAWNY Nursing Committee will be hosting a conference call to discuss how we are planning to prepare for Coronavirus.
The meeting will be held on WEEKLY ON Mondays through May 23rd (or until further notice) from 9-10AM. If you would like to participate on this call please contact [email protected] to rsvp and for call-in information.
DDAWNY offering Best Practices on How to Triage
Infectious Diseases on as a webinar