Revised Staff Guidance for the Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Facilities or Programs Operated and/or Certified by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

The guidelines outlined in this document are designed to minimize the risk for the transmission of COVID-19 from infected to non-infected persons. The requirements outlned in this guidance are for providers of services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) certified or operated by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). This includes staff employed by the OPWDD (State-Operated programs) and those employed by community organizations (VoluntaryOperated programs). State-Operated Facilities should also consult the information provided by the OPWDD Office of Employee Relations for further implementation considerations. 

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]