COVID-19 Resources

Good Afternoon,

The Department for Medicaid Services wants to share more resources with our 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waiver stakeholders as we all deal with the COVID-19 state of emergency. Thanks to our partners at the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for compiling this list. We hope you find the following information helpful.


Kentucky COVID-19 Website:
University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute – a number of helpful resource links:
Center for Disease Control (CDC) website
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Toolkit for DSPs
NADSP Onboarding DSPs during COVID-19 Crisis
Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to its operations and policies
Coping with Stress during infectious disease outbreaks
Managing Anxiety and Stress
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources and Information
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak
Adaptive physical activity videos

Role of the DSP and the Coronavirus – March 27 – 1PM ET


Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for COVID-19 March 27 – 2PM


Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19 Recorded Webinar

Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19

Dr. Jay Butler discusses the current state of the outbreak, what CDC is doing to respond, and how organizations and the public can help. Closed captioning is available in a separate browser window here:

Posted by CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Remember, you can find the latest waiver-related COVID-19 information at COVID-19 information for all of Kentucky Medicaid can be found at

If you have waiver-related questions or concerns, please email the 1915(c) Waiver Help Desk at