As concern around the COVID-19 virus have increased we want to reach out to you with an update. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 within our company.
Proper handwashing is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Personal Care employees were required to complete continuing education on proper handwashing techniques. Please review the video HERE
We are recommending that all clients who are over the age of 60 and/or are immunocompromised consider self-isolation. This will include limited outings in public, avoiding people who have traveled recently, and canceling doctors’ appointments unless they are medically necessary or emergency situations.
Additionally, we are recommending that all people with recent travel consider limiting their visitation for two weeks.
We need your help in battling COVID-19. The CDC has recommended social distancing whenever possible. This includes maintaining 6-feet of space between yourself and another person, limiting outings that are greater than 50 people, and only going places that are essential. While we understand how difficult this is, containment is what is suggested to prevent widespread virus outbreaks.
We are conducting screening of all employees entering buildings to include taking temperatures. All employees have been asked to limit participation in community activities and outings. Personal Care will be practicing social distancing and cancelling all group events. All employees are required to disclose recent travel and exposure to COVID-19.
Clients and family members are being asked to help procure the following supplies if possible: Thermometer, gloves, wipes, adequate briefs and skincare supplies, adequate supplies of medications, adequate anti-bacterial soap, hand sanitizer, approved COVID-19 wipes, and surgical masks if possible.
The CDC recommends that you practice infection control like you would for any other virus. This includes:
- Staying home when you have a fever of 100.4 or greater and not returning to work/public until you are fever-free for 24-hours without the use of fever reducing medication
- Avoid touching your eye, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover you sneeze with a tissue and throw it away immediately, cough into your elbow not your hands
- Wash your hands for at least 20-seconds following the guidelines in the handwashing technique video. If soap is not available use hand sanitizer (70% or higher alcohol content)
- Clean and disinfect high touch areas and frequently touched objects
If you have had any direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or been someplace with a presumptive positive Covid-19 testing please contact us immediately.
During these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are carefully monitoring the CDC and Department of Community Health websites. We are all in this together as we seek to keep our clients and employees as safe as possible. As new information emerges, we will continue to update you and make all necessary adjustments. If you have questions or concerns please contact Danielle Grabol at 404-373-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org