Agency Updates
Response to COVID-19

*Effective June 1, 2020
The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities is operating business in accordance with Responsible RestartOhio. The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue operation as a human service organization. Our facility remains open with many safeguards and appointment scheduling requirements. Staff are working remotely when possible and on staggered in-office work schedules in the building when appropriate. Staff continue to be available to serve the residents of Erie County.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities at (419) 626-0208 or email us at info@eriecbdd.org. For emergencies outside of Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, please call our Crisis Hot Line at (419) 626-1752.

*Effective March 22, 2020
The Ohio Department of Health Director has issued a Stay at Home Order. Full documentation of this order can be viewed here:

Specific guidance from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabitilites can be accessed here.

Please note that supports to Ohioans with developmental disabilities and the operations of our organization are considered essential business.

The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue operation as a human service organization. There is limited access to our facility as the majority of staff are working remotely with essential administrative staff working at the Board office to maintain essential agency operations. Staff are available to serve the residents of Erie County.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities at (419) 626-0208 or email us at info@eriecbdd.org. For emergencies outside of Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, please call our Crisis Hot Line at (419) 626-1752.

*Effective March 19, 2020
As the situation continues with the Coronavirus continues to unfold, we hare changing our model of service delivery. Starting Friday, March 20, 5:00 PM and until further notice:

> All Service and Support Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, Early Intervention Service Coordinators and Help Me Grow Home Visitors will be working remotely from home. Administrative staff will also be working remotely to support staff and department operations.
> Essential Administrative staff will be working at the Board office to maintain essential agency operations.
> We are continuing to practice social distancing, proper hand-washing and preventative measures as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and local officials.

We must continue to base our decisions on the fact that we serve a vulnerable population that may require access to our services and supports. We will do everything in our power to ensure those supports will remain intact and that our practices keep everyone healthy and safe.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities at (419) 626-0208 or email us at info@eriecbdd.org. For emergencies outside of Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, please call our Crisis Hot Line at (419) 626-1752.

*Effective March 17, 2020
As the situation continues with the Coronavirus continues to unfold, we have chosen to suspend face to face supports and are using technology as available to continue to support those we serve. Some of our staff are working remotely and thus reducing the risk of spreading infection. We are also practicing social distancing when needed and following the preventative measures recommended by the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and local officials.

We must continue to base our decisions on the fact that we serve a vulnerable population that may require access to our services and supports. We will do everything in our power to ensure those supports will remain intact and that our practices keep everyone healthy and safe.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact your Service and Support Administrator, Service Coordinator, Home Visitor, Developmental Specialist or a member of our management staff at (419) 626-0208.

*Effective March 13, 2020
All events, trainings, presentations, meetings, conferences or gatherings that are scheduled to be held in our building are canceled or postponed until further notice.

 

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