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COVID-19 Best Practices for VR Professionals

Whether you are working in an office or remotely, you may no longer be able to provide services face-to-face at your agency under the guidelines of the CDC during the COVID-19 outbreak. These best practices support you to continue serving people with disabilities while protecting yourself and them.

Why is it needed?

Limiting transmission of COVID-19 is vital for the health and safety of everyone. It is important to protect not only yourself and those you care about during the COVID-19 outbreak, but those whom you service – the most underserved people with disabilities across the country.

How Does it Work?

Follow CDC recommendations during the COVID-19 Outbreak. If services are no longer provided on a face-to-face basis at your agency, use best practices around remote work and learning, telecounseling, and other recommended practices for vocational rehabilitation professionals.

Tips for Success

Every state has different rules for telecounseling and other counseling activities. Reach out to your state board for information regarding your state’s compliance rules. Also see general information on HIPAA compliance.

Resources Roundup

Want to know more about how this employment strategy can be incorporated into your work? Check out these resources:

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Featured Training

Watch webcasts to gain valuable information that will help improve employment outcomes and quality of employment for people you serve.

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Selected Tools and Resources

These tools and resources offer information to support your practice.

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Best Practices/Research

Project E3’s research summaries provide an “At-a-Glance” overview the latest research findings, as well as recommendations for best practices and how to incorporate them in your work.

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Strategy Use in Targeted Communities

All of the Project E3 Targeted Communities implemented COVID-19 Best Practices: