NYS Interim COVID-19 Guidance: Designated Cluster Mitigation and Oversight

The Governor and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) have begun to identify geographic areas with higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission, referred to as “hot spots,” “clusters,” and “micro clusters.” The risk of transmission is characterized by three colors (red, orange and yellow) and the level of mitigation management is increased as geographic areas demonstrate higher rates of infection and move along the continuum from yellow to orange to red.

Programs and facilities certified or operated by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), located within such designated geographic areas, will immediately be subject to the additional mitigation and oversight measures outlined in the guidance. These restrictions are required in addition to all other applicable OPWDD COVID-19 guidance.

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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If you have general questions about services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), please contact the LINK Department at 212.273.6182 or link [at] yai.org.