Monitoring the coronavirus
FHR is committed to providing our employees, the individuals in our care, and the community with a safe and healthy environment. As an organization, we are constantly monitoring program needs and taking every precaution to prevent and contain the spread of disease. All of FHR’s decision-making is informed by guidance from the CDC and with our most vulnerable populations in mind.
Updates at FHR:
- Sanitization and hygiene standards are paramount to our organization and have therefore increased in intensity and protocol. All locations are cleaned with EPA approved disinfectants.
- All programs and offices have been educated regarding proper hand and respiratory hygiene and are practicing procedures.
- A COVID-19 Response Team consisting of members in each FHR region has formed to oversee the ongoing development of policies.
- In-depth remote training on COVID-19 continues to be delivered organization-wide to employees.
- Social distancing is being enforced.
- Staff are utilizing video conferencing for meeting purposes.
- Visitation has been banned at Group Living Environments (GLEs) and is being monitored closely at other programs and offices.
- Practices regarding no group eating have been put in place at GLEs.
- Policies and screening processes are being implemented for all individuals and staff involving a temperature check.
- FHR has begun utilizing telehealth and is continuing to develop plans to best serve the individuals in our care.
- Temporary closures:
- FHR's Drop In Center in North Carolina
- Community Peer Connections program in Massachusetts
- Clubhouses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For clubhouses in Massachusetts, FHR's team continues to be able to provide support through preparing and delivering care packages and lunch and communicating by phone and video conferencing.
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