Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Based on the State of Wyoming's current guidelines, we will continue to fulfill our commitment to serving people with developmental disabilities and their families in Wyoming, but with some limitations. Our programs and services will remain in operation; please feel free to call us at (307) 777-7230 or email us at email@example.com. We will continue to provide updates here on our website, on our list serve, and our Facebook page.
The Council and Council Staff's focus will always be to seek, advocate, and educate individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Wyoming.
Please feel free to share any information posted on this site related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thank you for your generous understanding during this time.
COVID-19 Impact Report
The WGCDD COVD-19 Impact Survey will be available quarterly to capture various data. Please check back soon to participate in this quarter's survey.
The purpose of this survey was to determine what aspects of the Council’s goals and areas of emphasis were most impacted during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and the impacts on the DD Community in Wyoming. Questions asked varied from standard demographic questions (name, age, sex, county of residence, community designation), COVID -19 effects on daily life, impacts on employment, where individuals seek information and how beneficial/helpful the information obtained is, and how each of the Council’s areas of emphasis and other areas have been impacted.
Quarterly Report- Data captured April 2020 - July 2020 - CLICK HERE
Quick Access Websites and Document Links
COVID-19 Factsheet - Multiple Languages Available - multiple languages available
Staying healthy and safe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Yl-BesvDw
10 Things to do online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GX_v9dL54k
8 tips to keep your home safe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1UyoXdeG94
Challenges during these times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPRgmAoci_k
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the United States, phone scammers have seized the opportunity to prey on consumers. Here are some tips to stay safe from scammers!
Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. The details are still coming together.
Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
Be wary of ads for test kits. The FDA just announced approval for one home test kit, which requires a doctor’s order. But most test kits being advertised have not been approved by the FDA, and aren’t necessarily accurate.
Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
Privacy & Online Security
Reports to the FTC
FTC RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates for DD Waiver Services
Updates for participants, providers, and family members of people receiving Comprehensive and Supports Waiver Services
DD Section Weekly COVID-19 Update Call
Thursdays – 3pm
Meeting ID: 988 578 187
(669) 900-6833 or (646) 558-8656
firstname.lastname@example.org – Providers should use this email address to submit questions and provider concerns and challenges related to COVID-19.
email@example.com – Case managers should use this email address to submit questions and participant and team concerns and challenges related to COVID-19.
firstname.lastname@example.org – General questions related to COVID-19 may be submitted to this email address. Please remember that the Public Health Division is the State of Wyoming expert related to COVID-19.
Wyoming 2-1-1 and COVID-19
Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID-19 questions and information.
Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.
2-1-1 is available Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours. Callers requesting information outside standard business hours may leave a voicemail message and will receive a follow-up call the next business day.
Wyoming 2-1-1 also connects callers to other health and human services in their community. Many of these resources may also be needed by Wyoming residents at this time.
CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html.
Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 website: https://health.wyo.gov/.
Questions can also be emailed to email@example.com.
WIND/WATR COVID-19 Updates
Aligned with the University of Wyoming guidelines, programs and activities of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) continue, but with some limitations. Our faculty and staff are now working remotely. Please contact us as you normally would via e-mail or phone; in-person visits are suspended until further notice. WIND project specific updates will be available on those webpages. Please visit the WIND A – Z Directory to locate a specific project or program.
The Wyoming Institute of Disabilities (WIND) is aware of current Zoom security concerns. Our programs, including UW ECHO, the Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN), Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), and others are continuing to utilize Zoom. We are implementing best practice measures to enhance the security of our programs, faculty, staff and participants. We encourage our partners and network members to also implement the following strategies.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.