It is very important to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Imagine has begun planning for a pandemic alert, including by updating our emergency packs at each clients house and reviewing our policies for Universal precautions and Infectious diseases. See below for our policy. One of the most important things to remember during this time is to stay home if you are sick and to ask your supervisor for support if you are feeling unsure about someone showing symptoms on your team. We can all work together to keep ourselves and our clients safe by following recommended precautions. If you have a fever, please do not return to work until your temperature has stayed below 100.4 degrees for 24 hours. Here are a few recommendations from the CDC for dealing with coronavirus: CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:
- Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.
- Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can.
- Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community resilience and readiness for responding to an outbreak. Follow this link for a full list of recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preparing-individuals-communities.html
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