Update 5/15/2020 on how LADD is operating
How LADD has been operating:
- Under Ohio’s Stay At Home Order, LADD services and employees are considered essential. LADD is continuing its work through the order’s duration.
We are committed to facilitating connection and communication between members of our entire community. Whether your loved one is currently at home with you or in a LADD residence, we want to maintain engagement with you all.
- We are ensuring mental health resources are available for those we support who may be worried or feel isolated.
- The majority of facility-based day programs across the region have closed. Although we could continue to operate our Community Connections Program because the groups are small enough, we have decided to stringently follow Ohio’s social distancing recommendations. Therefore, for the safety of your loved one, LADD is currently conducting home-based programming and is no longer traveling or bringing groups together from different residences.
LADD’s Phased Reopening Plan
Phase 1: On Tuesday, May 12, we entered Phase 1 of our reopening plan. This phase allows a select few staff members previously notified to access the main office building following a deep cleaning. For programs, there are no changes to current operations, including health and safety protocols.
Phase 2: LADD will enter Phase 2 of reopening, pending no major outbreaks of the virus, on June 3. Phase 2 will continue with social distancing and health and safety protocols but will gradually reintroduce family visits outside the residence, limited LADD van use and outdoor outings with increased safety protocols.
Family visits require:
An outdoor setting*
All individuals maintaining 6 feet social distancing
All individuals wearing masks while visiting
Scheduling ahead of time
*Visitors will not be permitted inside residences
To ensure multiple visits don’t take place at the same time and social distancing is maintained, families must schedule visits in advance with the program manager before arriving. Program managers should be communicating with you soon about the scheduling process for their respective program. Prior to a visit, staff will confirm with you that family members will bring masks or we will provide masks. Scheduling should include a rain date or location (such as tent or awning).