Before an employee arrives to the building, they must complete the online COVID questionnaire. If an employee answers yes to 3 or more questions they must contact the DON immediately and await further instruction.
Upon arrival for their shift, all staff must enter through the main entrance and immediately sanitize hands, and are checked for temperature. Temperature checks are logged into the sign-in sheet. Any employee with a temperature or is showing signs of illness will be sent home.
All staff are required to wear a mask at all times except when actively eating while on break. Employee breaks are limited to designated areas. Employees are required to disinfect any surfaces touched in the breakroom area.
Until further notice, no outside visitors will be allowed entry into the building unless an exception is made by the Executive Director.
Prior to entering the building, all new admission are tested for COVID-19 using the CareStart rapid test. All new patients will enter through the front entrance, must immediately sanitize hands, and have their temperature taken.
Every new admission goes through a COVID-19 pre-screening and will be tested upon admission. No patients are permitted to enter the main unit without a negative test result.
Employees are mandated to wear PPE while intaking a new admission. This includes gloves & a mask.
Patient Activities -
Until further notice, patients will not be permitted to leave the building for non-essential activities.
Patients and staff are to maintain a distance of 6ft at all possible times. When possible, group room chairs are placed 6ft apart. Group facilitators are to conduct groups from a minimum of 6ft distance and masks are to be worn.
Individual counseling sessions are to occur with a 6ft distance and masks are to be worn.
Housekeeping has increased procedures for wiping down commonly used surfaces with disinfectant, this will occur steadily throughout the day.
Vehicles have been supplied with Lysol, gloves, and sanitizing wipes to be used before and after vehicle entry.
Hand sanitizing stations are posted throughout the facility.
CDC publications on reducing the spread of germs and proper handwashing guidelines are posted throughout the facility.
Call with any further questions about our Covid procedures