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Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Update

The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities has identified the need to prepare for this impact. Plans have been developed to reduce the risk to staff, people supported, and our community. Our plans identify ways to promote social distancing and alternative ways to connect virtually with people to carry out services and supports as long as we determine it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Update

 

 

 

 

On March 9, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine issued a State of Emergency for Ohio due to the increased exposure to the Coronavirus. The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities has identified the need to prepare for this impact. Plans have been developed to reduce the risk to staff, people supported, and our community. Our plans identify ways to promote social distancing and alternative ways to connect virtually with people to carry out services and supports as long as we determine it is safe to do so. These decisions were made after reviewing guidance from the Perry County Health Department, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD.

 

To ensure we are taking reasonable steps to protect the people we support, their families, and our employees, these alternative protocols and procedures will be enacted immediately to reduce possible exposure and mitigate the risk of exposure. We recognize things are changing at a rapid pace and when changes take place, you will be notified and provided with the updated information as soon as it is reasonably possible for us to do so.

 

We encourage you to take precautions and continue to monitor the situation as new information is released. For more information about COVID-19 please access online resources by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or www.odh.ohio.gov.

 

If you have any questions, issues or concerns, please feel free to connect with the Administrative Office at 740-342-3542. You may reach me directly at 740-684-0624 or by email at d.couch@perrydd.org. To report someone with a disability being abused or neglected, please call 740-605-7746.

 

Stay well,

David C. Couch,
Superintendent

We will continue to keep you informed via e-mail, on our website, and on social media. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact the Administrative office (740) 342-3542.