ODP Announcement 20-065 provides updated guidance regarding reporting cases of COVID-19 for individuals registered or enrolled, and staff, to the Office of Developmental Programs This guidance is supplemental to ODP Announcement 20-049 UPDATE issued on 4/30/2020 and provides clarification as testing standards and best-practices continue to evolve.
This guidance applies to:
- All Qualified Providers
- Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) providing services through the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Community Living (ID/A) Waivers and the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
- Administrative Entities (AEs)
- Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP)
- Private Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IDs)
Any time an individual or staff is tested for COVID-19 and receives a positive test result; individual testing must be reported. This reporting is required, regardless of the reason for the test. Reporting should continue for individuals or staff who are suspected to have COVID-19 due to the presence of symptoms and are tested.
Reporting for individuals and staff is not required when testing occurs, and the results are negative as a result of the following:
- Agency/facility universal testing
- Repeat testing done on an individual who has already tested positive, such as testing done for return to work or for discontinuation of transmission-based precautions
- Testing of an asymptomatic* individual or staff due to an exposure or potential exposure to a person who tested COVID-19 positive
- Routine practice or screening prior to receiving a medical procedure or care that is not the result of displaying COVID-19 symptoms
- Other testing when the person is asymptomatic
For additional guidance regarding the reporting of COVID-19 testing, please review ODP Announcement 20-049 (Update) issued on 4/30/2020.