Message to caregivers of employees with disabilities
March 13, 2020
As we continue to monitor the media about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to ensure that we are communicating the importance of proper handwashing as this stops the spread of the Coronavirus.
In addition, informational training will continue to be on-going for all locations providing support services. There are alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers located in each service/work area. We have identified a space that can be used should an individual become sick while at work or program. Case managers and support staff will use emergency contact information if an individual becomes sick. Please reach out to your case manager if you are concerned that contact information may have changed.
If an individual receiving services does become sick, managers or case managers will request an individual to be picked up. Residential service providers, parents, family members or support persons are expected to respond to requests in a reasonable time frame; 30-60 minutes.
PRIDE continues to closely monitor the situation through trustworthy sources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
We want to again remind everyone to do the following to help stop the Coronavirus from spreading:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Sneeze or cough into your sleeve to avoid spreading germs with your hands.
Lastly, our Custodial teams are using cleaning products recommended by the International Sanitation Supply Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sanitize our buildings.
Please contact your case manager with any questions or concerns.