MDOD Newsletter                                                                         March 23, 2020

MDOD will be sending weekly updates with information on the COVID-19 emergency.  The most important things to do:
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • If you're sick, stay home
For the latest information, please visit the Maryland Department of Health's COVID-19 webpage. There are many resources and a frequently asked questions section.  

All MDOD employees are continuing operations remotely, and are available to assist you by telephone or email.  Please be patient as we try to respond as quickly as possible.  You can contact us at 410-767-3660 or toll-free/voice/TTY 1-800-637-4113, email: or visit our website.  

Developmental Disabilities Administration
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The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has a resource page with general information as well as targeted information for participants, families, providers and those who self-direct services.  The page will be updated as necessary and can be accessed at: DDA COVID Resources

Maryland Health Exchange is OPEN!
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Need health insurance?  The Maryland Health Connection is having a special enrollment period from now until April 15th.  For more information, visit their website

Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) ASL COVID-19 Website

The Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) has launched a webpage with ASL updates on the COVID-19 virus.  The Governor's Executive Orders and other resources are listed.  Director Brick has several ASL videos as well on the page. ODHH COVID-19 webpage
Mass Transit Alerts

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The Governor has asked citizens to use mass transit only for essential travel.  E ssential travel means taking trips to work, hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, food distribution centers, schools, to provide care for family members, and other similar destinations. By reducing unnecessary travel, transit becomes safer for those who depend on it, especially essential healthcare workers, and for those who operate it. If you use para-transit, please contact the customer service center to ensure rides.