The Ohio Department of Health Director has issued a Stay at Home Order. 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.

Full documentation of the Stay at Home order can be viewed here.

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

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline:
1-833-4-ASK-ODH

COVID-19 is a virus spread from person to person. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

For more information read the CDC’s list of Frequently Asked Questions
If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, here is a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC). Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.

Ohio Department of Health Household Checklist Checklist for Family & Individuals
> All events, trainings, presentations, meetings, conferences or gatherings that are scheduled to be held in our building are canceled or postponed until further notice.

> All face-to face-home and dsite visits as well as meetings are temporarily suspended in order to protect the health and safety of all involved. 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. We will be using tele-visits, tele-meetings or phone consultations to provide any support necessary.

> We have cancelled all extra-curricular activities, which includes Early Intervention play groups and events, Self-Advocacy meetings, Community Connections activities and volunteerism until further notice.
Families and people with disabilities who need support should email: info@eriecbdd.org

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities at (419) 626-0208.

For emergencies outside of Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, please call our Crisis Hot Line at (419) 626-1752.
If you are looking for temporary work and interested in helping others contact Rachel Benson at the Clearwater Council of Governments by email: rbenson@clearwatercog.org

You may also view and search for opportunities using the DSP Directory.

Other Resources:

Please review the latest Health and Welfare Alert published by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD): Infection Control March 2020 #63-3-20

Checklist for Healthcare Providers
Checklist for Business & Employers
OACB FAQs: Confidentiality, HIPAA and People Served


This video is a great primer for support staff and people with developmental disabilities as county boards and providers continue to address COVID-19. Thanks to Toward Independence, Inc. for producing COVID-19 Tips for DD Providers.
If you are looking for temporary work and interested in helping others contact Rachel Benson at the Clearwater Council of Governments by email: rbenson@clearwatercog.org

You may also view and search for opportunities using the DSP Directory.