March 26, 2020

HHS published IL 2020-10 COVID-19 Guidance Information for CLASS and DBMD Program Providers (PDF)

Addressed to:

  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services
  • Case Management Agencies
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services Direct Service Agencies
  • Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities Program Providers

The purpose of this information letter is to provide guidance to DBMD program providers, CLASS direct services agencies (DSA), and CLASS case management agencies (CMAs) on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Program providers have the responsibility to protect the health and safety of individuals receiving Medicaid waiver services. At this time, COVID-19 presents a health and safety risk to individuals receiving DBMD and CLASS services. This guidance is based on additional direction from Governor Abbott and the Department of State Health Services.