In order to mitigate risk due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), PADDC is canceling our face to face meetings scheduled for April 15 and 16, 2020.
This decision is based on the directive from the Governor’s Office to all state agencies to cancel all large meetings, conferences and events. The Executive Committee met and we are considering next steps. This is an unprecedented situation. The Council staff have plans in place to maintain essential operations if they are unable to report to the offices.
For your personal safety, please follow all protocol from state and local officials regarding appropriate preventive and protective measures during this time. The Office of Developmental Programs held a webinar outlining steps they are taking to protect the health and welfare of individuals, staff and families. They shared guidance on restrictions on visitors to settings, reducing face to face contact by suspending IM4Q, and allowing Supports Coordination remotely or by telephone. You can find that information at https://www.myodp.org/mod/page/view.php?id=26808.
Additionally, information about COVID-19 and specific Pennsylvania information and guidance may be found at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx. Please check these resources frequently for updates.
As needed, we will provide additional information in the coming weeks.