Valley Mountain Regional Center

Coronavirus 101 – Information for Direct Support Professionals


Direct Support Professionals are on the front lines of supporting people with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and therefore have an increased risk of exposure to the virus. Direct Support Professionals can minimize their risk of exposure when supporting possible COVID-19 patients by following CDC infection prevention and control guidelines outlined below.

The most important thing Direct Support Professionals must remember is to follow your organization’s policies. It is important that you know the policies, are well versed in them and that you follow them.

CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines