COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Updates for DDS Providers

General Provider Memos regarding COVID-19

EO 7C Implementation Order - Visitation Order Second Extension 5-8-20

Reopening Memo from Commissioner Scheff on Updates and Extensions related to COVID-19 5-8-20

Economic Impact Payment Memo to Residential Providers 5-7-20

Operations Center Memo 2020-22 Private COVID-19 Post Exposure Guidance Updated-05-01-2020

DDS COVID-19 Temporary Provider Qualification Process 4-30-20

DDS Waiver and Consent 4-28-20

Emergency Service Modifications 4-16-2020

Employment and Day Provider Memo 4-15-20

Guidance for the deployment of Employment and Day Staff 4-15-20

Innovative Employment and Day Virtual Practices 4-15-20

Memo to Providers 4-9-20

Memo on Temporary Process Changes 4-9-20

Visitation Order Extension 4-9-20

PUI - Person Under Investigation Guidelines with Highlighted Changes 4-1-2020

DDS Communication Waiver Overview Appendix K 4-2-2020

Visits to Individual and Family Homes 3-24-20

Health and Wellness Check-in Questions 3-18-20

EO 7 Implementation Order 3-17-20


Status Reports

DDS Individual and Staff COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Report 4-27-20

DDS COVID-19 Provider Status Report Instructions 3-13-20
DDS COVID-19 Provider Status Report 3-13-20

Priority Access-Rapid Testing

Direct Care Worker Testing List For Input

Provider Rapid Testing Access Instructions 4-29-20

Standard Operating Procedure for Direct Care Worker Testing Process 4-29-20

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

PPE Update Memo to Providers 5-19-20

UPDATED PPE Request Form 5-19-20

IFS IHS SD PPE Guidance 4-17-2020

PPE and PUI Guidance 4-3-20

COVID-19 - Optimizing PPE - Updated Recommendations and Homemade Masks 4-3-2020

CDC PPE Donning and Doffing 4-3-20

Fire Safety

DDS Fire Drill Guidance During COVID-19 revised 4-30-20

Fire Safety Guidance Memo 4-14-20

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding DDS Provider Guidance on COVID-19 4-14-20 (Updated: As of April 14, 2020)

Health Nursing FAQ 3-19-20 (Updated: As of March 19, 2020)

Funding and COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Guidance

DDS Provider COVID-19 Funding 2 4-29-20

IHS Authorizations Identification Form Instructions
IHS Authorizations Identification Form

Self Determination COVID-19 3-27-20

DSS guidance regarding billing for Adult Day Services for participants who are not able to attend the center in person. 3-26-20

Provider COVID-19 Funding 3-17-20

Community Companion Home (CCH)

CCH COVID-19 Supplemental Payments 4-7-20

Clinical Guidance

Medication Administration FAQ 5-20-20

Interim Quarterly Medication Audit during COVID-19 5-8-20

Memo on Remote Re-training for Med Errors/Prohibited Practices 5-7-20

Providers - Hospital Admissions Emergency Department Notice - Revised - 4-28-20

CO - Authorization - Off Label - COVID-19 REVISED 4-21-20

New Process Online Med Admin Course 4-16-20

Memo - COVID-19 Hands Only - Compression Only CPR 4-8-20

DDS COVID-19 Front Door Screening 3-25-20
DDS COVID-19 Front Door Screening 3-25-20

Protocol for Residential Staff Exposures and COVID-19 Positive Testing 3-25-20

COVID-19 - Med Admin Letter to Providers and DDS Public Programs - 3-17-20
Med Admin Leap Year Calendar - 30 - 90 - 180 Day Expiration Dates 3-17-20

Other Resources

Best Practices for Virtual Communication with People with Disabilities 5/27/20

Benefits and DDS Rent Subsidy 5-21-20

Funeral Funds for DDS Individuals 5-18-20

DSS Update Regarding Medicaid Coverage 5-8-20

"When it Builds Up, Talk it Out" 1-833-258-5011. For parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand and to talk your feelings out.

CHDI - Supporting Families During Well-Child and other Visits : New Issues in the COVID-19 Environment 4-13-20

Disability Rights Connecticut: COVID-19 Flyer 4-9-20

Visual Tools 1 Coronavirus Information 4-8-20

Visual Tools 2 COVID-19 Symptoms 4-8-20

CDC Video - What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19 4-3-20

CDC Video - How does COVID-19 spread? 4-3-20

CDC Video - 6 Steps to prevent COVID-19 4-3-20

CDC Video - 10 Things you can do to manage COVID-19 at home 4-3-20

Provider COVID-19 Diagnosis Report 4-1-20

Husky COVID-19 Resources 3-27-2020
Husky COVID-19 Resources in Spanish en espanol 3-27-20

Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program 3-26-20 3-13-20 3-17-20