To the people we serve, families, providers, and members of the community:
Yesterday, Governor Mike DeWine took additional measures to protect the health and safety of Ohioans by issuing a stay-at-home order. This order required all non-essential businesses to close until April 6 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This order included exceptions for essential human service agencies. Please rest assured, services provided by the County Board are considered an essential service.
DCBDD employees will continue to support the people we serve and their families at the same level of service and work diligently to ensure there are no gaps in care. 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.
We know this is an uncertain time, but we will continue to do everything we can for our community. All of us at the Delaware County Board of DD have dedicated ourselves to supporting you through life’s ups and downs. Whether in person or remotely, your DCBDD team will be with you every step of the way.
Please feel free to contact your SSA or Service Coordinator with any questions related to the board’s response to COVID-19. Thank you for your continued trust as we work through this crisis as a community.