Adopted: 02/23/21; Revised: 04/15/21, 04/06/21, 03/25/21
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities recognizes the right of all persons served in State-Operated Developmental Disability Centers (SODCS) to receive regularly scheduled visits. Visitation by family members, friends, and guardians is extremely important to the health, happiness, and well-being of persons served. Following Illinois Department of Human Services' Updated Interim Guidance for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities and Programs: Phased Reopening (1), DDD has developed the following policy and procedure to ensure safe visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy and procedure is consistent with IDPH Long term care guidance updated on March 19, 2021. For SODCs in facility-wide outbreak status, visitation is limited to virtual visitation, outdoor visitation and compassionate care visitation. For SODCs in outbreak contained to one area, indoor visitation for areas not in isolation or quarantine, outdoor visitation and indoor compassionate care visitation are allowed.
1. Ezike, NO. Updated Interim Guidance for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities and Programs: Phased Reopening. Oct 21, 2020
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