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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan Update

Protecting the health and wellness of our employees and clients is of the utmost importance to The Haven at Pismo.  Our leadership team and medical staff are taking every precaution to proactively prevent the exposure and transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at all our company’s locations.
Below we have outlined our action plan in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to monitor the situation and update our response to ensure that we are taking every measure to protect our employees and clients.

The CDC outlines the following signs and symptoms as potential indicators of Coronavirus (COVID-19):
  • Fever of 100.4F
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Shortness of Breath

Admissions Screening Protocol

The Haven has developed a screening tool in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
All potential clients seeking admission to The Haven will be screened for signs and symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) utilizing The Haven’s Coronavirus Screening Questionnaire.
Any client exhibiting signs and symptoms of the illness or endorsing risk factors identified by the CDC will be denied admission to our programs.

Coronavirus Infection Control Plan: Our medical team has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Control Plan. This action plan includes the following interventions.

Staff and Client Education  

The Haven has developed educational materials in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations to equip staff and clients with the tools necessary to prevent transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  These measures include guidelines for proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, disinfecting and maintaining a sanitized community environment, and monitoring clients and staff for signs and symptoms of potential infection.

Coronavirus Symptoms Screening Tool

The Haven has implemented a protocol to continually assess clients for potential infection to prevent the potential transmission of disease. Our staff will assess our clients every shift for signs and symptoms of infection utilizing The Haven’s Coronavirus Symptoms Screening Tool to promote early identification of potential infection and prevention of transmission.

Potential Coronavirus Exposure Protocol

The Haven has implemented a Potential Coronavirus Exposure Protocol to prevent disease transmission if an individual exhibits signs or symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This protocol has been adopted throughout our organization to protect our staff, potential clients, and those clients under our care.

The Haven will continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and updates, including community exposure statistics, recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization, and guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health to ensure that we are following best-practices to protect and promote the health and wellness of our staff and clients.


Employee Precautions

If you know or have reason to believe that you have come into contact with an individual who has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), do not come to work. Notify your supervisor and monitor yourself for symptoms of infection per the CDC guidelines.

If you have a temperature of 100.4F, do not come to work. Notify your supervisor and monitor yourself for symptoms of infection per the CDC guidelines.