Monitoring of COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in South Carolina Residential Facilities
April 9, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disability Rights South Carolina (DRSC) monitored the safety of individuals with disabilities living in residential placements during this challenging time. From April 2020 to January 2021, DRSC solicited providers’ insight on various policies and procedures implemented because of the pandemic. The survey included various questions about policies on sanitization, personal protective equipment and other supplies, staffing, and caring for residents. This report documents these providers’ responses and offers insight into the ability of providers to adapt to the rapidly changing needs and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. DRSC hopes this report will raise greater awareness around these unique issues and provides further information about the pandemic’s effect on individuals with disabilities in South Carolina.