Home Visits, Community Outings, Day Services & Returning to Home

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released guidelines allowing for the resumption of home visits, community outings and day services, as well as returning to residential settings following extended home visits. The guidelines will be effective July 15, 2020 for regions of the State that have entered into Phase Four in accordance with the New York Forward Reopening Plan.

Click to view each guidance below:

Reopening Day Program Services Guidance **Updated**

Home Visit Guidance

Return to Residence Following an Extended Stay Guidance

Community Outings Guidance

Staff Guidance for the Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Facilities or Programs Operated and/or Certified by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities **Updated**

Health Advisory: Protocols for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection **Updated**

To date, Care Coordinators will continue to offer services remotely, with special exceptions made through existing approval processes. We will let families know when new guidelines surrounding Care Coordination and face-to-face meetings are released.

See the full list of OPWDD guidance documents.