Gov. Mike DeWine orders adult day services for developmental disabilities to close

Mike DeWine
Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 19:16:57-04

All adult day services across Ohio have been ordered to be closed by Governor Mike DeWine.

Around 26,000 Ohioans receive group-based services throughout the day at adult day centers.

The adult day services provide work training, social and recreational opportunities and skill building for those with developmental disabilities.

Many people who use adult day services have other health issues or are older which puts them more at risk for serious COVID-19 symptoms.

DeWine said he and his team has set up services to provide in-home or smaller group resources to those who rely on the adult day services.

Groups of 10 or less are still able to operate, DeWine said.

“We’ve been working with the providers to make sure there is a place for each person to go and for them to be able to continue to get the services that they need," DeWine said.

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