APS and COVID-19: Data Trends March 22-28, 2020

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April 3, 2020

APS and COVID-19: Data Trends March 22-28, 2020

DHS Adult Protection Unit will continue to provide APS COVID-19 communications during this period of national and state emergency. Below are data outlining statewide trends regarding reporting of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults in Minnesota.

PLEASE NOTE: DHS has provided policy and practice guidance for APS to conduct face-to-face interviews only when there is no other method to meet a critical health and safety need of the vulnerable adult. Please review "APS Resources" links at bottom of this message.

Total MAARC Reports 2019 weekly average (1120) and 2020 March 22-28 (845)

2019 MAARC report total divided by 52 for weekly average.

Total MAARC Reports by LIA and EPS March 22-28 2020

APS Resources:

Administration for Community Living (ACL)  APS Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) COVID-19 Education Brief

To find the most up-to-date information for providers, counties, tribes and members of the public, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage.

For the latest information on MN public health recommendations, visit MDH COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19

DHS Adult Protection Resource Specialists (APRS) are available for case consultation dhs.adultprotection@state.mn.us or 651-431-2609.

COVID-19 Hotline:

Health questions: 651-207-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Communications from DHS Adult Protection Unit regarding COVID-19 and Impacts on Adult Protective Services are collected on the DHS Adult Protection Partners and Providers web page under Adult Protection news, initiatives, reports, work groups.

These are extraordinary times. Continued flexibility and creativity are vital to ensure personal safety for the client, worker, and community. Kindness, patience, ethical practices, and following public health advice will get us through this time. Take care!