What Happens If…

 

Scenario 1
What if I receive services at home and I am presumed to have COVID-19 (“presumed positive”)?

Scenario 2
What if I receive services at home and it looks like I might have COVID-19 (“suspected positive”)?

Scenario 3
What if I receive employment supports at my job or attend a Day Services Activities program and I am presumed to have COVID-19 (“presumptive positive”)?

Scenario 4
What if I receive employment supports at my job or attend a Day Services Activities program and it looks like I might have COVID-19 (“suspected positive”)?

I Receive Services at Home and I Am Presumed to Have COVID-19

This information is taken from the March 17, 2020 guidance by the Oregon Office on Developmental Disabilities. 

“Presumed positive” is defined by the Department as “the initial test for COVID-19 was positive”.

 

 What the State of Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Will Do

 

→ They will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction

→ They will communicate to Provider(s) and follow OHA/County guidance

→ They will refer to public health website

→ They will require the CME (Case Management Entity or Brokerage) to review and implement back up plan as needed

→ They will assist access to the BCU list of approved Direct Support Professionals

 

 

 What Independence Northwest Will Do

 

→ We will notify the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

→ We will notify local Public Health or verify that you/your family has notified and are following Public Health guidance

→ We will ensure you have the necessary care, medications, and food during the isolation period

→ We will ensure you, your family, and in-home providers and family have the In Home Worker Guidance published by the Oregon Health Authority

→ We will coordinate care if needed (including home-delivered meals, leaving items at the home, providers to offer Activities of Daily Living Supports)

→ We will review and update back up plan and implement as necessary

→ We will coordinate with the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services on alternative settings if care cannot be delivered in your home

→ We will follow state guidance on offering enhanced training and protocol review for any paid providers

→ We will encourage unpaid caregivers to get training as needed

→ We will notify the state with the plan for supporting you

 

 

What Providers Will Do

 

→ Your Personal Support Workers are required to notify us at Independence Northwest

→ Agency providers will notify the state per Policy Transmittal PT 20-015

→ Providers will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction (likely to come from your physician) and OHA Guidance for In-Home Workers

→ Providers will follow all physician requirements, including isolation

→ Providers will restrict all visitors other those necessary to ensure care as directed by Public Health

→ Providers will require and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for those supporting you

→ Providers will support you with gathering needed supplies for isolation period

→ Providers will support you with moving to an alternative setting if need be

→ Providers will keep log of all individuals who interact with you (including Personal Support Workers, Direct Support Professionals, etc.)

→ Providers will restrict internal group activities to prevent exposure – that includes things like meals and recreation

→ Providers will facilitate electronic communication for family and friends as appropriate

I Receive Services at Home and It Looks Like I Might Have COVID-19

This information is taken from the March 17, 2020 guidance by the Oregon Office on Developmental Disabilities. 

“Suspected positive” is defined by the Department as “there has been a test for COVID-19 or a physician has indicated that it is likely the person has COVID-19 and is told to self-isolate but is not being tested at this time”.

 

 What the State of Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Will Do

 

→ They will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction

→ They will communicate to Provider(s) and follow OHA/County guidance

→ They will refer to public health website

→ They will require the CME (Case Management Entity or Brokerage) to review and implement back up plan as needed

 

 What Independence Northwest Will Do

 

→ We will notify the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

→ We will ensure customers have the necessary care, medications, and food during the isolation period

→ We will ensure in-home providers and family have the In Home Worker Guidance published by the Oregon Health Authority

→ We will coordinate care if needed (including home-delivered meals, leaving items at the home, providers to offer Activities of Daily Living Supports)

→ We will review and update back up plan and implement as necessary

→ We will coordinate with the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services on alternative settings if care cannot be delivered in your home

→ We will follow state guidance on offering enhanced training and protocol review for any paid providers

→ We will encourage unpaid caregivers to get training as needed

 

 

What Providers Will Do

 

→ Your Personal Support Workers are required to notify us at Independence Northwest

→ Providers will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction (likely to come from your physician) and OHA Guidance for In-Home Workers

→ Providers will follow all physician requirements, including isolation

→ Providers will restrict all visitors other those necessary to ensure care

→ Providers will require and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for those supporting the customer

→ Providers will support customers with gathering needed supplies for isolation period

→ Providers will keep log of all individuals who interact with the individual (including Personal Support Workers, Direct Support Professionals, etc.)

→ Providers will restrict internal group activities to prevent exposure – that includes things like meals and recreation

→ Providers will facilitate electronic communication for family and friends as appropriate

I Receive Employment Services at My Job or Attend a Day Services Activity Program and I Am Presumed to Have COVID-19

This information is taken from the March 17, 2020 guidance by the Oregon Office on Developmental Disabilities. 

“Presumed positive” is defined by the Department as “the initial test for COVID-19 was positive”.

 

 What the State of Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Will Do

 

→ They will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction

→ They will identify which individuals have utilized the setting

→ They will notify Case Management Entities who have individuals using the setting

→ They will require the Provider to notify anyone who was potentially exposed without identifying the individual with the confirmed case

→ They will use guidance on quarantine for people who were potentially exposed

 

 

 What Independence Northwest Will Do

 

→ We will notify the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

→ We will notify local Public Health or verify that you/your family has notified and are following Public Health guidance

→ We will assist ODDS to identify everyone who attended with the presumptive positive individual and was potentially exposed

ensure you have the necessary care, medications, and food during the isolation period

→ We will monitor (electronically or via phone) anyone who was exposed and are in quarantine (if they are in our services)

→ We will follow state guidance to ensure programs suspend any facility services until Public Health says people can return

 

 

 What Providers Will Do

 

→ Agency providers will notify the state per Policy Transmittal PT 20-015

→ Providers will notify Case Management Entities

→ If services are offered in a provider-owned, operated, or controlled setting, immediately providers will suspend services until the facility can be cleaned as directed by Public Health

→ Providers will ensure the person does not return until cleared by a physician and symptoms are gone for 72 hours

→ Providers will ensure staff exposed follow quarantine procedures as directed by their physician or Public Health

→ Providers will create a log of all individuals including staff who interacted with the individual in the last three days as directed by Public Health

→ Providers will initiate required enhanced training and protocol review with DSPs and other direct providers

→ Providers will ensure staff continue to use precautionary measures and appropriate PPEs

I Receive Employment Services at My Job or Attend a Day Services Activity Program and It Looks Like I Might Have COVID-19

This information is taken from the March 17, 2020 guidance by the Oregon Office on Developmental Disabilities. 

“Suspected positive” is defined by the Department as “there has been a test for COVID-19 or a physician has indicated that it is likely the person has COVID-19 and is told to self-isolate but is not being tested at this time”.

 

 What the State of Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Will Do

 

→ They will follow Public Health/Oregon Health Authority direction

→ They will communicate to providers to follow OHA/County guidance

→ They will refer to Public Health website

 

 

 What Independence Northwest Will Do

 

→ We will notify the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services

→ We will notify local Public Health and follow Public Health direction

→ We will communicate with Residential or In-Home Provider(s) or family to monitor the results of COVID-19 testing

 

 

 What Providers Will Do

 

→ Agency provider will send you home (if you are at work or the DSA program) and work with your support circle to notify your doctor

→ Agency provider will notify Public Health and follow all Public Health direction

→ Providers will notify ODDS

→ Providers will notify Case Management Entities

→ Providers will require and provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff. Providers should make it clear to Public Health that they have a presumptive case and they need priority PPE. If they are not able to get required PPE at any time, they must document this.

→ Providers will ensure the person does not return until cleared by a physician and symptoms are gone for 72 hours

→ Providers will create a log of all individuals including staff who interacted with the individual in the last three days as directed by Public Health

→ Providers will initiate required enhanced training and protocol review with DSPs and other direct providers

→ Providers will ensure staff continue to use precautionary measures and appropriate PPEs