DSAG Announcement Regarding COVID-19,Your Health and DSAG Program Suspension

DSAG’s number one concern is ALWAYS the safety and health of our members. As you know, we are in times of uncertainty regarding the effects of the COVID-19 Virus, especially where our often medically fragile friends with Down syndrome are concerned.

Governor Bill Lee has declared a State of Emergency for TN. In light of this information and under advisement by health officials, DSAG is suspending all in-person programming & events effective immediately through March 31, 2020. Those who have registered for Dollywood Day 2020 will receive an email with information regarding changes.

Click here if you would like to hear a 20-minute summary of the risks of coronavirus and individuals with Down syndrome, featuring a conversation between Dr. Kishore Vellody, NDSC president, and Andrew Nowalk, an infectious disease specialist who is also the parent of a 14-year-old with Down syndrome.
We ask that you are vigilant in protecting yourself, your family, and our community, as DSAG will do the same. 

  • Refrain from participating in any activities should you be diagnosed with the virus, have symptoms that may or may not be linked to the virus or have any reason to suspect you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or any communicable disease. In other words, if you or your family doesn’t feel well, has any cold-like symptoms or have had a fever in the past 48 hours, STAY HOME.
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover coughs & sneezes.
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging to the extent possible.
  • Maintain a wider space between yourself and others and avoid crowds.
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control or the TN Department of Health for regularly updated information on the locations of community spread, symptoms, and virus transmission and for information on prevention and treatment.

 DSAG will continue to update as necessary. Please feel free to contact Angie Holbert with any questions. 
Thank you for your understanding.

DSAG Board of Directors