The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued guidance regarding COVID-19 and the CalWORKs Home Visiting Program (HVP).
CDSS is temporarily allowing home visitors to provide services remotely if possible. When possible, home visits can be done using a telehealth platform that is HIPPA compliant. To the extent allowable under each model of home visiting, other communications platforms can be used.
Each home visiting model has specific guidelines regarding virtual contact with clients that are outlined. (ACWDL, April 7, 2020.)