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Daily COVID-19 Safety Protocols

         

Daily COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Mask/face coverings - Masks are now required in all our buildings, vehicles, and any outside areas where we are working alongside others. The only exception would be in an office situation, where you are working in your office cubicle alone. Staff are encouraged to bring their own masks into the offices, through disposable ones will be available.
  • Temperature checks/health screenings - Anyone entering our facilities, working in areas alongside others, or providing services with our clients will be expected to complete and record a health screening. This screening, which has been in place in our Supported Community Living homes for some months, includes documenting your temperature at the start of each shift. There will be a paper log placed at the front desk of each building while an electronic system is developed; updates will follow.
  • Sanitation and cleaning - Please continue the same protocols put in place at the beginning of the pandemic.
        - Vigorously wash/scrub hands for 20 seconds several times a day. After using the restroom, before eating, and before using shared workspaces are good times to wash hands.
        - Use disinfect wipes or cleaners on surfaces a lot of people touch, like the keyboard and mouse employees use to punch in and out, doorknobs, water coolers, microwaves, and refrigerator handles.
        - Carry hand sanitizer or place a large bottle in the lobby for everyone to use.
        - Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands!
        - If you worry you might be getting sick, even just a slight cold, try to self-isolate. This doesn’t have to be a lock-down quarantine, it can just mean closing your office door.
        - If you are experiencing more serious signs of illness, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, we strongly urge you not to come into work, but to seek medical attention. For more information, see the CDC’s guidelines on symptoms here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
  • Social distancing - We are all familiar with the CDC guidelines that require we continue to remain 6 feet apart in all cases, including in meeting rooms. We have sound, reliable, and high-quality virtual meeting tools, so please continue to use them as a first option.
  • Telehealth - For the time being, our Idaho staff will continue with telehealth as our primary method of delivering services.