Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services’ response to COVID-19 threat
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is following guidance from the office of Governor Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to protect public health and minimize potential risk from the respiratory illness novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
DRS is currently adapting the agency’s existing pandemic influenza plan for a specific response to a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the state.
The DRS plan includes strategies, staff responsibilities and timeframes required to protect Oklahomans with disabilities served by DRS, employees and the public and continue essential services if the COVID-19 leads to significant employee absenteeism.
DRS is also following guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Health for interaction with the public:
• Wash hands often
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
• Cover your cough or sneeze
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home and contact your health provider if you develop COVID-19 symptoms
For accurate information about COVID-19, visit the Oklahoma Department of Health website at coronavirus.health.ok. gov or phone 877-215-8336.