We have taken the following actions to protect both the people we serve and our employees:
- We have closed both of our adult day centers beginning March 16th through March 27th. During this time, we will reassess the need to extend the closures and the protocols for re-opening. We have redeployed the staff to our homes.
- All staff have received training on infection control and proper sanitation protocols, and additional specific training on COVID-19 had been instituted. Training will continue as needed and additional informational resources and guidelines are being made available.
- Employees exhibiting symptoms of illness will not be permitted to work until they contact a physician and are medically cleared. We are actively developing protocols around employee exposure to COVID-19, in accordance with public health recommendations.
- We are following state health official recommendations for nursing homes and assisted living facilities “to reflect that no visitors will be admitted.” Please know family members are always free to pick up their individual and take them out or take them to their homes for a planned visit. Telephone calls, Facetime, and Skype are other options to keep in contact.
- We recognize that the current situation puts a strain on our staff, many of whom are faced with a sudden loss of childcare and other financial hardships surrounding the pandemic. Our task force is actively working on ways to support the health and well-being of our staff and removing any roadblocks that prevents their ability to continue to work. We are also exploring other options to provide additional temporary staffing assistance in the field.