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A Message from David Couch, PCBDD Superintendent

As we all face uncertainty and unknowns in the days, weeks, and months ahead, we want our entire community to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We aren’t sure the complete impact of this virus, but I want to update everyone about our commitment to the people of Perry County.

 

A Message from David Couch, PCBDD Superintendent

 

 

 

We do not have plans to close unless we are told to do so. We have been working over the past 6-8 months to implement a mobile workforce, and we feel we are prepared to move forward doing this from our homes during this time, as necessary. We continue to ensure the health and safety of people with disabilities and provide quality supports and services. We have suspended home visits and are limiting the number of people in our buildings. We ask you to only come in-person if you have immediate needs and call before you come to ensure someone is there who can help you. We continue to practice physical distancing and connect with people by phone, email, or video and we are working to the best of our abilities.

 

We continue to monitor daily guidance and directives from local, state, and federal authorities. We try to learn more information by connecting with credible sources such as the Perry County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Association for County Boards, the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Our website and Facebook page continue to be good resources for our community. We upload and post the latest information to these pages and encourage you to visit there often.

 

We would like to give special appreciation and recognition to Direct Service Professionals who aren’t able to stop and go home when everyone else does. We are so very thankful for them as they continue to support and meet the needs of people with disabilities, and we hope they stay well and safe during these times.

 

Take care, stay well, and stay safe. Please call the Administration Office at 740-342-3542 with questions, concerns, issues, or needs. To report someone with a disability being abused or neglected, please call 740-605-7746.

 

Best regards,

A Message from David Couch, PCBDD Superintendent

David C. Couch,

Superintendent

d.couch@perrydd.org

Information on what we are doing and how to get help

during the COVID-19 pandemic (As of 3/20/20)

 


Operations:

 

PCBDD has implemented an emergency operations plan. At this time, staff may choose to work from home with regular supervisor check-ins conducted by video chat. Most staff have work cell phones and are readily available by phone and email during active working hours, just as they would be if they were working in the office. There is a small number of staff rotating and working in each building during normal business hours. Please click here to access our staff directory.

PCBDD Board members are kept up to date about any impacts or changes in our operations.

 

Services and Supports:

 

All March events, training, and meetings were postponed or cancelled. We continue to consider what meetings can be held virtually or by phone. We are looking forward to April events, but no decisions have been finalized yet. All out-of-county staff travel has been suspended. We are currently not scheduling any events at our Community Connections Center.

 

We continue to communicate regularly with local providers about their needs and what immediate areas of care may be necessary and vital for the people they are directly supporting.

 

All PCBDD staff continue to work on the Strategic Plan and focus efforts on initiatives such as: community employment, waitlist, provider supports, non-traditional funding options, Baldrige, leadership, and expanding technology.

 

COVID-19 Education and Support:

 

Resources and information are available to the community on our website and Facebook page and to staff on an internal shared drive. Department Directors are updated about daily briefings from the Perry County Health Department and Governor Mike DeWine. The Perry County Health Department and the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD have been instrumental in providing the necessary education and resources. Department Directors meet twice weekly to discuss growing concerns and rapidly changing responses and impacts as the virus evolves.

 

Staff at PCBDD are doing their part to flatten the curve by adhering to the following guidance and directives from local, state, and federal officials:

 

·  We are physically and socially distant from others.

·  We regularly sanitize and disinfect work and common areas.

·  We encourage everyone to appropriately and regularly wash their hands.

·  We have hand sanitizing stations in our lobby areas and set up throughout our buildings.

·  We support people who wish to stay home when it’s not essential for them to be out.

·  We recommend for staff to stay home if they have even the slightest onset of illness.

·  We hope to inspire others to do their part to flatten the curve.

 

Perry County Board of DD | 740-342-3542

PerryDD.org

 

Upcoming Events
Game On! Monday March 30, 2020 Basketball Game with the Perry County Cougars Mar 30, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Miller High School - 10397 Sr Rt 155 SE, Corning, OH 43730
Vaping Seminar: What You Need To Know Mar 31, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM — PBHC Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive - Urgent Need - at the Crooksville Volunteer Fire Department Mar 31, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Crooksville Fire and EMS - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Perry County Counts Night at the Perry County District Library Mar 31, 2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Perry County District Library - 117 S. Jackson St., New Lexington, OH 43764
Community Food Initiatives Annual Seed Potato Giveaway 2020 Apr 02, 2020 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Nelsonville Acenet Business Center and Food Hub - 296 S Harper St, Nelsonville, OH 45764
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