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Coronavirus News & Policies

From our CEO - updated 2-11-22

All,

The following Pandemic Safety Protocol changes can go into effect immediately.  The Pandemic Planning & Response Team (PPRT), Executive Leadership Team and I appreciate your patience as we determined the specific steps we would take in lessening the safety protocols we had in place to manage the Coronavirus pandemic.  Over these past two years of the pandemic, our primary focus was on establishing protocols to best ensure the health and safety of the people we serve and staff.  To that end, when reviewing the changes to our protocols below, please keep in mind that our number one responsibility as an agency continues to be that we take all prudent and reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the people we serve.

Offices & Buildings (not including service locations)

  • All entrances will now be reopened, and staff can enter/exit from any entryway.
  • Masks are required when entering buildings, in hallways, meeting rooms or other ‘shared’ spaces.
  • Masks are required if capacity exceeds occupancy limits in offices & meeting rooms.
  • For the KLC – use can return to pre-pandemic activity in the fitness areas.

Services/Service Locations 

HCBS Site Homes 

  • Masks are required to be worn by staff regardless of vaccination status of staff and persons served.
  • Staff still need to screen themselves for symptoms, take temperature and sign log at start of every shift.
  • No restrictions on community activities for HCBS persons served.

ICFs/RCF

  • Masks are required to be worn by staff regardless of vaccination status of staff and persons served.
  • Staff still need to screen themselves for symptoms, take temperature and sign log at start of every shift.
  • Family who are visiting a facility need to wear mask when entering and in the public spaces of the facility.
  • Family may remove masks when in the room of the person served who are visiting.
  • Staff may now resume pre-pandemic outings in the community for persons served in ICF/RCF.
    • Staff and persons served must comply with any mask requirements and/or occupancy limits of the venue being visited.

Children's Autism Center

  • Masks are required to be worn by staff regardless of vaccination status of staff and persons served.

Per the 11/5/2021 CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) mandate regarding vaccination of all healthcare workers, One Vision will be requiring all employees and volunteers to be vaccinated unless granted an exemption due to a medical condition or deeply held religious belief. One Vision has implemented a Vaccination Policy. We are also choosing to do regular COVID-19 testing and wearing of KN95 masks to maintain our focus to best ensure the health and safety of the people we serve and staff. 

Thank you all for your compliance and cooperation with the protocols we have had in place over the past two years, and for your compliance with the continued safety protocols listed above.  I am hopeful, as are all of you, that we are nearing the end of the pandemic and we will fully return to “normal” soon.  Please reach out to PPRT Lead, Tracy Mattson (tmattson@onevision.org), or me with any questions about these changes.

 

Mark Dodd,
CEO, One Vision

 

 


One Vision's Coronavirus Policy- 3.1.21

Facial covering is required in all OV properties. There is the possibility that temperature and symptoms screening will be conducted.

There has been no change to any of the requirements and expectations of One Vision staff for the use of masks, gloves, hand-hygiene, use of other PPE and social distancing, as possible, for staff in any of our facilities, homes, clinic, community-based services or businesses. 

It remains extremely important for us to all continue to wear masks, practice good hand hygiene, clean surfaces with potential for spread (such as doorknobs, other common surfaces, etc.) and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance when we are around others.   

More research is needed to determine if the vaccine will also prevent the spread of the virus.  Therefore, until we know if the vaccine also significantly reduces or prevents the spread of the virus in people who have been vaccinated, we MUST continue to use all of the prevention/mitigation measures we have been using to keep the people we support safe and each other safe.   


2.8.21

The following guidelines posted on 10.16.20 are still in effect for Employees, Vendors and Contractors of One Vision regardless of the Governor's proclamation. Email One Vision's Pandemic Planning and Response Team if you have questions: PPRT@onevision.org.


10.16.20

Staff, Vendors and Contractors are all screened upon arrival to homes and are required to wear masks/facial coverings. If a staff tests positive, they will follow the guidelines from the CDC of: If positive with symptoms: off work and self-isolate until 10 days from symptoms onset, AND no fever without fever reducing meds for 24 hours, AND other symptoms improved. If positive and asymptomatic: off work and self-isolate for 10 days from date test was taken.