COVID-19 Information

Our priority at the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities (ACBDD) is the health, safety, and well-being of the individuals we serve, our employees, and our community of partners. Accordingly, we have been closely monitoring the news surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus. As you know, this has been a constantly evolving situation and we will do our best to keep you updated on our response to this crisis.

At this point in time, our state and community do have confirmed cases of COVID-19. We have contingency plans in place to do all we can to keep this virus at bay. This does mean we are altering some of the ways we do business until the situation is resolved.

We will regularly update this page, as we have more information from Allen County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

# of Confirmed Positive Cases (current) # Quarantined # Probable # Recovered (past)
Marimor School Students 1 0 0
Marimor School Staff 3 0 0


COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts

Opening of Marimor School with COVID

Remote Learning Plan

Allen County Schools Re-Opening Agreement

Requirements for Visitors & Guests at Allen County Board of DD

Tips for Stopping the Spread of Germs

COVID-19 Symptoms

Patient Health Passport – to use for people with developmental disabilities who may be showing symptoms of COVID-19, by Ohio Association of County Boards

Checklist if You are Experiencing Symptoms, by Ohio Department of Health

Tips For Screen Home Visits during COVID-19, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Coping with Sheltering in Place during COVID-19, American Red Cross

Steps to Help Protect Against COVID-19, American Red Cross

Theresa’s Letter to the People & Families We Serve, dated 3/27/2020

ACBDD Continuity of Operations – Press Release, dated 3/21/2020

Marimor School Coronavirus Information, dated March 13, 2020

UPDATE, 12/17/2020:
As we receive COVID-19 directives, Allen County Board of DD is responding and making changes to the way we do business. We hear many of these directives in real time, as you do. We very much appreciate all our state and federal government is doing on our behalf. Our agency is open and operating. We are altering some typical daily activities. As of today, we are asking that you contact us by email or telephone. We promise to be responsive and return calls as soon as we can.

As of December 17, 2020, we are not receiving visitors in our buildings. We must do our part to slow the spread of this disease. Your SSAs, EI staff, teachers and all others are available and willing to assist remotely, however they can. We know we provide essential services to many people in Lima/Allen County, and not all our work can be done remotely. We will continue to serve those who depend on us. We are working very closely with our provider community, and many of us are stepping up to help deliver direct services if needed. Our partners are working to make sure all care is covered, and it is impressive to see the DD community come together. We cannot thank the direct care staff and provider agencies enough for all they are doing.

We know that many are feeling fear, worry and anxiety. A friend reminded us to recognize what we can control: eat right, rest, take vitamins, drink water, and build your immune system. We are all weathering this very challenging time together. Please call any of us at 419-221-1385 if we can be of any assistance.


To help in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting events and in-person gatherings. While we are sad to do this, we know it is the best thing to do to prevent the spread of germs and keep us all safe.

Theresa Schnipke