Reduce Transmission Among Employees

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

  • If a staff member is not feeling well; fever, cough, shortness of breath, they should call their supervisor and stay home
  • The staff members should not return to work until they have been cleared with a physician note; or emergency state orders allow them back sooner
  • If a staff member becomes ill or symptomatic during their shift, they should be removed from contact with other staff members, residents and visitors immediately and sent home for self-monitoring/isolation/quarantine
  • Staff can lessen the risk of spreading the infection by protecting themselves
    • Understanding the virus; how it spreads etc
    • Clean and sanitize flat surfaces frequently; at least once/day or in between resident use
    • Covering nose and mouth with a mask or cloth covering
    • Washing hands frequently; when soiled, after touching your face, coughing/sneezing, removing gloves, in between assisting residents
      • Using hand sanitizers when soap/water are not available