The Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Early Intervention, has released a plan for resuming in-person meetings and services, effective August 1, 2020.
IDHS has set a limit of no more than ten families in total (including those receiving direct services, those seen for evaluation/assessment and/or those attending Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and transition meetings) being seen in-person by any individual provider or Service Coordinator. This limit is meant to minimize family and provider/service coordinator’s exposure to risk.
The plan covers service delivery options, personal protective equipment and sanitation requirements, working through options for service delivery for children/families with existing IFSPs as well as those who do not yet have one, and transitions.
Because of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, these guidelines are subject to change. Please check the Provider Connections website for the most up-to-date information.