New York State regularly identifies areas with higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission. The risk of transmission is characterized by three colors (red, orange and yellow). The level of restriction is increased in areas with higher rates of infection. Programs and facilities certified or operated by OPWDD will be subject to additional oversight measures which may include closures, reduction in services and enhanced testing. In addition, congregate care facilities in these zones must either suspend or limit visitation. There will be exceptions made for essential companions for I/DD residents. Contact ACA/NY at (833) MY-ACANY with any questions.
Please refer to the following links for additional guidance:
Quick Reference: List of Programs Impacted 10/28/20
Interim COVID-19 Guidance: Designated Cluster Mitigation 10/25/20
Health Advisory: All Residential Congregate Facilities 10/25/20
New York Forward Cluster Action Initiative