• Phase 1 begins TODAY at 5pm – our practices remain the same. As we enter Phase 1 and counties begin to individually lift restrictions, CHA staff are still following the practice of virtual service delivery, work from home, and limiting face-to-face contact unless absolutely necessary.
  • If you have to go out, we support Secretary Cohen’s 3 W’s:
  • Screening/Training/Onboarding of new staff doing
  • Screening and interviews will happen using SKYPE
  • Onboarding of new employees will begin in May.
  • Virtual training will occur for all sessions and components possible
  • CPR training – singular CPR dummies will be provided per attendee
  • Restraint training – confirming with Cornell
  • Role plays in person are approved with social distancing implemented.
  • Driving tests are on hold
  • Agency sites are required to have posted signs regarding symptoms of COVID and screening criteria along with proper use of PPE signage.
  • Agency buildings where we have staff approved to work on site:
  • Only staff required to work in person and approved to report on-site by their ELT member will be allowed to be in buildings for work purposes.
  • Staff will wear masks at all times
  • Employees will be scheduled to work on alternating days and or times that will reduce the total number of employees in a facility at a given time.
  • Employees will not congregate in offices or common spaces.
  • Employees will be provided with a remote option and resources for work at home days.
  • Office sites will have a PPE Kit on hand (gloves, paper masks if personal mask not brought, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Kleenex at entry, and at least one other place in the building), to be used regularly to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Each site will screen all employees for sickness per CDC guidelines. Any employee who does not pass screening will not be allowed to be in the building.
  • For staff locations identified as higher risk due to having a smaller space and/or a high volume of occupants (Winston Salem, Barium Administration, Asheville, and Charlotte) there will be an identified staff member who will establish a group email for the building occupants, will receive requests for COVID supplies and items to distribute, will coordinate a schedule as indicated above, will obtain confirmation that all building occupants agree to comply with above expectations, and will receive concerns from occupants regarding compliance with expectations.
  • Identified staff member:
  • Winston Salem-Katherine,
  • Admin-Angela,
  • Asheville – Jen,
  • Charlotte-Fran
  • Agency-wide requirements before scheduling an in-person meeting
  • The meeting organizer will always do the following:
  • Only meet in person when it is absolutely necessary –Staff will wear masks at all time
  • Attempt to provide employees a remote option
  • Consider establishing alternating days and or times that will reduce the total number of employees in a facility at a given time.
  • Have PPE Kit on hand (gloves, paper masks if personal mask not brought, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Kleenex at entry and at least one other place in the building), and trash receptacles.
  • Screen all employees for sickness per CDC guidelines. Any employee who does not pass screening will not be allowed to meet in person.
  • If a person believes they have been in contact with a Covid-19 infected person, they will report this as possible exposure to their supervisor. People who believe they have been in contact with Covid-19 will not attend the meeting.
  • Individuals may take PTO and/or reschedule the meeting without consequence.
  • Additional requirements for any group meetings (10 or less):
  • Before and after the meeting starts, the meeting organizer will disinfect the meeting place. Hand sanitizer and/or an area to wash hands will be accessible to all meeting participants.
  • The meeting organizer will choose a room with sufficient space to accommodate social distancing and good ventilation. Place chairs or mark spaces 6ft apart, and arrange tables to minimize bodily contact.
  • All attendees will avoid using other employee’s assigned workspaces and also using other persons desks, phones, or other work tools or equipment.
  • Individuals attending will remain 6ft apart, and avoid all bodily contact.
  • Individuals will practice respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes during the meeting. Facemasks are required to be worn. Paper medical masks will be available should an attendee forget to bring their personal assigned mask.
  • The meeting organizer will take attendance for each meeting in case contact tracing becomes required.
  • Staff reporting symptoms post gathering will be reported to the COVID management committee and contact tracing will occur with all exposed persons being notified.