Many organizations and programs provide services to people with disabilities—including those with mental health needs—and older adults. Everyone has a role and responsibility to re-open communities, businesses, and services in ways that protect our neighbors who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. A coordinated approach will be needed between the state, Wisconsin counties, service providers and case(?) managers to reduce the risk of infection and outbreaks during the pandemic.
Wisconsin businesses and service providers need uniform and clear policies and protocols to prevent infection and respond to outbreaks in ways that protect and respect the individual rights of people with disabilities and older adults, and ensure they receive all the services and supports they rely upon to live in the community. Read guidance document.