COVID-19 Updated OPWDD Guidance Regarding Community Outings

OPWDD has issued updated guidance regarding community outings for people residing in Certified Residential Facilities. For regions of New York State that have entered into Phase Four in accordance with the New York Forward Reopening Plan, community outings may resume for people living within OPWDD certified residential facilities. Furthermore, people may resume low risk activities, such as going to medical or professional service appointments and work, and participating in community-based outings, as described in the guidance, to the extent permitted by NY Forward, and consistent with the restrictions of this guidance and all applicable NYS directives.

This resource is for New York City and New York State residents. 


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About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

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