The following infection protocols are in place to keep our members and staff safe:
- Masks are required while in any of our buildings.
- First and foremost, if an employee is sick or not feeling well, they are to stay at home and notify their supervisor. If symptoms arise while at work, a supervisor is to be notified.
- Before staff begins a shift, another staff member will take and record the employee’s temperature.
- Members temperatures are to be taken daily.
- All B/P cuffs and thermometers are to be sanitized after EVERY use.
- All staff should wash hands upon entry into the house and continue sanitizing efforts (hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and gloves) throughout the day. Hands are to be washed before and after taking off gloves.
- All hard surfaces (door knobs, light switches, countertops, appliances, grab bars, tabletops, medcart pulls and keypads, computer keyboard and mouse, personal and business phones, etc) are to be wiped down/sanitized at least two times per day.
- All eating utensils (plates, forks, knives, etc) are to be cleaned in the dishwasher and NOT hand washed.
- All laundry is to be washed on the hot water cycle.
- Wheelchairs are to be wiped down/sanitized on night shift each night.
- Maintain 6 feet between members at all times and maintain same distance between staff when not taking care of members.
- No visitors are allowed inside houses with the exception of approved interpreters and ML’s nurse. As either of these two individuals enter the house, staff will take and record their temperature. If a fever exists, the person will NOT be allowed to enter.
- NO DELIVERY PERSONNEL ALLOWED INSIDE HOUSES (pharmacy couriers, food delivery, etc). All should be met at the door and the transaction should take place outside.
- Fresh Air Is Good For All Of Us! As long as outside temperatures are mild, staff will take advantage of opportunities to get members outside (go for walk around campus, sit on porch, etc.)
- ALL employees are to take the same precautions away from Hinds’ Feet Farm that are required while here onsite.
These precautions are essential to controlling the spread of infection.
To learn more on how to protect oneself from the spread of coronavirus visit the CDC's website.