OPWDD COVID-19: Interim Visitation Guidance for Certified “Supportive” Residential Facilities

On October 28, 2020, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), released COVID-19 interim guidance for certified supportive residential facilities. The guidance applies to residences certified as a Supportive Community Residence, and any Small or Large Individualized Residential Alternative that provides less than 24-hour staff support. In recognition of the distinct differences in staffing and operation of residences not providing 24-hour support (aka “supportive” residences), the following guidance is provided to ensure people with developmental disabilities living in these homes can enjoy visitation safely and with consideration of possible risks and needed precautions.

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


Caregiver/Staff Resources
COVID-19 Updates
I/DD Specific

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.

To learn more about YAI

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.