COVID-19 Information for Developmental Disabilities

COVID-19 Information

Thank You for Wearing a Mask

What's New
What We Know
How to Stay Safe

August 2022

OCDD Hazard Pay Policy for In-Home HCBS Services for the COVID-19 Pandemic

OCDD Request for Hazard Pay-HCBS Providers

OCDD Hazard Pay Return Form

November 2021

Uiniversal Masking Requirements

October 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) October 01, 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) October 08, 2021

September 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) September 17, 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) September 10, 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) September 03, 2021

August 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) August 27, 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) August 20, 2021

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (Covid-19) August 13, 2021

July 2021

Monthly OCDD Status Report

June, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID Vaccines: A Conversation with Faith-Based Communities

Intermediate Care Facility for Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD) Visitation Order

CMS Visitation Guidance

Walgreens and Registering for Vaccinations

Vaccine Eligibility for People with Disabilities and their Providers

List of Home and Community based Services-Care Agencies whose Workers are Eligible for Vaccination

Request for Medical Eligibility Determination

Home and Community based Recipient CPOC

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

Weekly OCDD Status Reports

Weekly OCDD Status Report Coronavirus (COVID-19) April 16, 2021

Please click here on Archives for the previous Weekly OCDD Status Reports

Frequestly asked Questions and Answers 

FAQ's May 08, 2020

Please click for LDH and OCDD Memos and Numbered  Documents

Please click for OCDD Webinars


How to Stay Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

15 Days to slow the spread & Do your part: English Version & Spanish Version
COVID-19 Info by and for People with Disabilities: English Version & Spanish Version
Social Story: Pandemics and the Coronavirus 
Door Sign: Home Airborne Sickness Door Sign

Resources to Support Wellness, Self-Care and Connecting during COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic brings many emotional reactions: Uncertainty, Fear, Frustration, Sadness, and Loneliness.

We cannot control many things during this time.  There are some things each of us can do to take care of ourselves.  Since we are all working to follow the instructions to stay home (unless we have urgent need) and to practice social distancing (not getting to close to others), it can be hard to think about how to do these things and follow the instructions.  To help guide some thinking and share ideas, OCDD has worked to put together some tools to share with individuals, families, and providers.  For families/staff supporting individuals with IDD during this time, these tools and ideas can also be of value to you and your self-care and wellness. The links to these are below:

  1. Emotional Wellness Guide 
  2. Using the Emotional Wellness Guide and Tips/Ideas for each category to support while at home and Social Distancing.
  3. Tips sheet with Resource and Activities to Try that provides ideas and links to virtual/online options to access during this  time.

OCDD will continue to work to update these tools throughout this event.  If you have any positive experiences or ideas you want to share, please email and and our OCDD Clinical Services staff will keep the ideas and tips updated and routinely put them out to share with all.  OCDD is committed to providing resources to support all individuals with disabilities, their families and providers/support staff to help provide positive guidance in this difficult time. 

Additional wellness and self-care tips available are included below:

Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks - SAMHSA

Mental health considerations during COVID-19 outbreak – World Health Organization


Tips for Staying Healthy-Self-Determination. Wisconsin Board for people with Developmental Disabilities
Guidance video on COVID-19 from a DD Agency in Oregon
The Role of the DSP and the Coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control 
AAMD COVID-19 and Special Needs 
SAMHSA Resources 
ACL What do older people & people with disabilities need to know? Administration for Community Living