COVID-19 Response

Developmental Services is working diligently to provide our individuals, staff and family with the most up to date information possible. Understanding that this crisis is a fluid situation and anything is subject to change at any given moment. We thank all of you for being so understanding and patient as we all work through this crisis.


As a guiding principle in all of this, our desire is and has been for people to remain healthy and safe. As State and local leaders have assessed and lifted mask requirements, this has opened communities once again. With this, effective April, 19, 2021, DSNWK will begin to lift restrictions put into place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • All day service sites will be open to all persons served and all staff should be working from their base location.

  • Visitors are allowed into developmental centers, offices, and homes.

  • Individuals served may increase participation in community activities, outings, etc.

  • Temperatures will continue to be monitored for persons served, staff, and visitors, but will not be recorded/tracked (honor system).

  • Change in Mask Requirements: DSNWK will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in each of the counties where we have service sites. If the metric shows Green in your county, then no mask is required to be worn by staff or persons served. If the metric shows Yellow or Red, a mask is required to be worn by all staff and persons served.

    • Continued Mask Requirements:

      • Norton as an ICF/IID need to continue to wear a mask

      • NEMT

      • Public Transportation and KDOT Vehicles

      • Entering businesses that require masks.

DSNWK will continue to comply with all state and local requirements regarding COVID-19 and continue to test for COVID-19 as needed. Vaccinations continue to be provided in all locations through local health professionals.


Please see below links to websites for helpful information. If you have any questions regarding our policies with COVID-19 please give us a call 785-625-5678.

  • CDC website

  • KDHE website