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Temporary Closure of Day Support Programs

Updated Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement 20-101 provides an update regarding temporary closure guidance for older adult daily living centers, structured day programs, Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) day centers, adult training facilities, and vocational facilities related to the community spread of COVID-19. It also provides guidance regarding what to do when an individual or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 and has previously spent 15 minutes or more in the facility within a 24-hour period, starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) and ending with the time the person is isolated.

Additionally, this announcement describes the process for reopening facilities using the Community Participation Support and Older Adult Facility Reopening Tool. Updates appear in red.

Updates Include:

  • Facilities are recommended to remain closed for two consecutive weeks following a substantial community spread level.
  • The facility is recommended to be closed for a minimum of 14 days.
  • A facility may reopen on the Saturday after the second consecutive week in low or moderate community spread. Providers may elect to remain closed in moderate community level of spread to promote the health and safety of individuals and staff.
  • Additionally, the ODP Community Participation Support Reopening Matrix has been updated.