TuscBDD Stay at Home Guidelines

Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

To the people and families we support:

As many of you have heard, Governor Mike DeWine has issued a stay-at-home order requiring all non-essential businesses to close until April 6 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for essential human services agencies, which means the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue working for you and your loved ones as Ohio weathers this public health crisis. You can read the Ohio Department of Health’s frequently asked questions about the governor’s order at HERE.

The governor’s order permits direct support professionals to continue to travel in order to provide care. Home and facility-based staff will be allowed to continue working, and our teams are moving to support providers however we can in light of the adult day center closures announced Saturday.

Anyone who can work from home has been asked to do so to decrease the chances of spreading the virus among the people we support—many of whom, as we know, are particularly at risk of transmission.

Please feel free to contact your SSA with any questions related the board’s response to COVID-19. Rest assured that while many of us are working remotely, we are always just a phone call away. Please click HERE to see the TuscBDD staff directory. 

Sincerely,

Nate Kamban

TuscBDD Superintendent