Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,
The Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to release the following updated congregate day program and residential provider guidance, which supersede all prior versions of these documents and is effective immediately:
(See the 3 documents above attached below in the documents section of this post)
Updated Congregate Day Program Re-Opening Requirements include the following:
Directive for all congregate day programs to re-open at 100% capacity. (Please note that due to staffing shortages it will take time for providers to obtain enough staff to open at full capacity). Programs for medically involved persons may elect to limit capacity for a period of time before moving to full enrollment.
Opening, re-opening and capacity are no longer tied to the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) measurement.
Flexibilities related to masking and physical distancing for fully vaccinated groups (this includes staff).
Updated Guidance for Residential Providers on Visits with Family and Friends include the following:
Directive that indoor visitation must be permitted so long as no residents are currently positive for/symptomatic of COVID-19 and no staff have tested positive for COVID-19 and exposed unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated residents.
Flexibilities related to masking and physical distancing for staff in the home if all staff and residents are fully vaccinated.
Attestations are no longer required.