PHASE VI OF COVID-19 PLAN
Effective January 10, 2022

ALL CSCSO EMPLOYEES

If a CSCSO employee exhibits ANY signs or symptoms of ANY illness, tests positive for COVID-19, has been exposed to someone who is exhibiting any signs or symptoms of any illness, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the employee must immediately report to their Supervisor AND must call the CSCSO HR Manager at 918-664-6944.

CSCSO SERVICE SITES AND DIRECT SUPPORT EMPLOYEES

  • All CSCSO direct support employees are required to wear a face covering while on duty (see face covering definition at the end of this policy). Exceptions to this are as follows:
    • When an employee is alone in a room with floor to ceiling walls and a closed door.
    • For a limited time, while an employee is eating or drinking at the workplace or for identification purposes in compliance with safety and security requirements.
    • When an employee is outside and can maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet apart from others).
    • If a medical condition prevents an employee from wearing a face covering, the employee must contact the CSCSO HR Manager for direction.
  • All people (employees, individuals receiving services and visitors) are required to practice social distancing at all times possible (staying at least 6 feet apart from all other people).
  • A sufficient supply of face coverings, gloves, hand soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant air spray, and surface cleaners/disinfectant is provided by CSCSO and will be maintained at all service sites and offices.
  • A cleaning/sanitizing schedule/checklist has been implemented at each service site and must be strictly adhered to.
  • All people at the service sites and offices (individuals receiving services, employees and visitors) are required to practice universal precautions and must wash/sanitize their hands multiple times per day.
  • Individuals receiving services at the service sites must be screened for symptoms of illness at least 1 time per day.
  • Every person coming into the service sites and offices (including employees for each shift) are required to immediately wash/sanitize their hands and must be screened for illness and/or risk of exposure using the CSCSO provided screening tool and thermometer.
  • For individuals receiving services who are NOT compliant with wearing a face covering and who have NOT been COVID-19 vaccinated:
    • Outings to outdoor areas/events (i.e., parks) where proper social distancing can occur are allowed.
    • Going to salons for hair care is allowed (only if the hair stylist wears a face covering).
    • Essential outings (i.e., doctor and dentist appointments where others wear face coverings) are allowed.
    • All other non-essential outings are NOT allowed at this time.
    • Individuals receiving services on outings are required to wear face coverings as tolerated, use hand sanitizer often while on the outing, and must wash their hands immediately upon returning home.
  • For individuals receiving services who ARE compliant with wearing a face covering and who have NOT been COVID-19 vaccinated:
    • All outings are allowed except for eating inside a restaurant.
    • Individuals receiving services on outings are required to wear face coverings at all times (except when outside), use hand sanitizer often while on the outing, and must wash their hands immediately upon returning home.
  • For individuals receiving services who HAVE been COVID-19 vaccinated:
    • All outings are allowed.
    • Individuals receiving services on outings are required to wear face coverings at all times as tolerated (except when eating or when outside), use hand sanitizer often while on the outing, and must wash their hands immediately upon returning home.
  • Company-leased vehicles must be thoroughly sanitized after each use.
  • When individuals receiving services are transported in employee-owned vehicles, employee-owned vehicles must be thoroughly sanitized by the employee with Central State provided sanitizer prior to each use.
  • Visitors to/in the service sites ARE allowed. Visitors who have NOT been COVID-19 vaccinated are NOT allowed.
    • No more than 2 people may visit at the same time.
    • All people (individuals receiving services, employees and visitors) must wear a face covering during times when there are visitors.
    • If the visitor is an individual’s guardian/family member, and both have been COVID-19 vaccinated, the individual and guardian/family member may visit without face coverings in the individual’s bedroom.
    • Visitors are required to complete the CSCSO COVID-19 Visitor Log in the event that contact tracing must be done.
    • Visitors are required to wash/sanitize their hands upon arrival.
    • Proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) must occur during the visit.
  • CSCSO Support Coordinators, DDS Case Managers, OCA, Professionals (OT, PT, Speech, Nutritionist, etc.), etc. ARE allowed to complete their in-person site visits under the following conditions:
    • No more than 2 people may visit at the same time.
    • All people (individuals receiving services, employees, and visitors) must wear a face covering.
    • Visitors are required to complete the CSCSO COVID-19 Visitor Log in the event that contact tracing must be done.
    • Visitors are required to wash/sanitize their hands upon arrival.
    • Proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) must occur during the visit.
  • Individuals receiving services, regardless of vaccination status, may go to work (paid and volunteer) under the following conditions:
    • The vocation provider must have a written plan that has been approved by DDS.
    • A Team meeting has occurred, the individual’s vaccination status and risk have been discussed, and a plan specific to the individual has been written.
    • The individual and employees are required to wear a face covering at all times.
    • As soon as the individual gets home from work, s/he must immediately change clothes and wash hands. S/he then must be screened for illness and/or risk of exposure using the CSCSO screening tool.

CSCSO OFFICES AND OFFICE EMPLOYEES

  • All CSCSO offices are closed to outside visitors/non-office employees.
  • All CSCSO office employees are required to wear a face covering at all times while on duty (see face covering definition at the end of this policy). If a medical condition prevents an employee from wearing a face covering, the employee must contact the CSCSO HR Manager for direction.  Exceptions to this policy include the following:
  • COVID-19 vaccinated office employees may remove their face covering while they are in an office or conference room with 4 walls and are either alone or are with up to 4 other vaccinated office employees. The door does NOT need to be closed.
  • Non-COVID-19 vaccinated office employees may remove their face covering while they are alone in their own non-shared office with 4 walls. The door MUST BE CLOSED.  These office employees must meet with their immediate supervisor to determine what times of day they may work with their office door closed.

FACE COVERINGS

 Face covering means a covering that:

  1. Completely covers the nose and mouth;
  2. is made with two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source);
  3. is secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head;
  4. fits snugly over the nose, mouth, and chin with no large gaps on the outside of the face; and
  5. is a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, visible holes, punctures, or other openings.

This definition includes clear face coverings or cloth face coverings with a clear plastic panel that, despite the non-cloth material allowing light to pass through, otherwise meet this definition and which may be used to facilitate communication with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or others who need to see a speaker’s mouth or facial expressions to understand speech or sign language respectively.