PHASE IV OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Effective August 18, 2021

– All CSCSO employees are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while on duty. If a medical condition prevents an employee from wearing a mask, the employee must contact the CSCSO HR Manager for direction.

– All people are required to practice social distancing at all times possible (staying at least 6 feet apart from all other people).

– A sufficient supply of masks, gloves, hand soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant air spray, and surface cleaners/disinfectant will be maintained at all homes and offices.

– A cleaning/sanitizing schedule/checklist must be implemented at each home and will be strictly adhered to.

– All people at the homes and offices (individuals/consumers, staff, and visitors) are required to practice universal precautions and must wash/sanitize their hands multiple times per day.

– Individuals/consumers living in the homes must be screened for symptoms of illness at least 1 time per day.

– Every person coming into the homes and offices (including staff 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/consumers who have NOT been COVID-19 vaccinated:

o Outings to outdoor areas/events (i.e., parks) where proper social distancing can occur are allowed.

o Going to salons for hair care is allowed.

o Essential outings (i.e., doctor appointments) are allowed.

o Going to a grocery store is allowed.

o All other non-essential outings are NOT allowed at this time.

o People on outings are required to wear masks, use hand sanitizer often while on the outing, and must wash their hands immediately upon returning home.

– For individuals/consumers who HAVE been COVID-19 vaccinated:

o All outings are allowed except for eating INSIDE a restaurant.

o People on outings are required to wear masks at all times (except when eating 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/consumers are transported in staff-owned vehicles, staff-owned vehicles must be thoroughly sanitized with Central State provided sanitizer prior to each use by the individuals/consumers.

– Visitors are required to complete the CSCSO COVID-19 Visitor Log so that, if necessary, contact tracing can be done.

– Visitors (who HAVE BEEN COVID-19 vaccinated) to/in the home ARE allowed. Visitors who have NOT been COVID-19 vaccinated are NOT allowed.

o No more than 2 people may visit at the same time.

o All people (individuals/consumers and visitors) must wear a mask during times when there are visitors.

o 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 masks in the individual’s bedroom.

o Visitors are required to wash their hands upon arrival.

o Visitors are required to sign in/out on the CSCSO COVID-19 Visitor Log.

o Proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) must occur during the visit.

– COVID-19 vaccinated Case Managers, OCA, Professionals (OT, PT, Speech, Nutritionist, etc.), etc. ARE allowed to complete their site visits and are required to follow the visitor guidelines listed above. Non-COVID-19 vaccinated professionals are NOT allowed in the homes.

– CSCSO Support Coordinators (regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status) ARE allowed and are expected to complete their site visits according to the visitor guidelines above.

– Individuals/consumers, regardless of vaccination status, may go to work (paid and volunteer) under the following conditions:

o The vocational provider must have a written plan that has been approved by DDS.

o A Team meeting has occurred, the individual’s/consumer’s vaccination status and risk have been discussed, and a plan specific to the individual has been written.

o The individual/consumer and staff are required to wear a mask at all times.

o As soon as they get home from work, the individual/consumer must change clothes and wash hands before sitting down or touching anything. They then must be screened for illness and/or risk of exposure using the CSCSO screening tool.

– All CSCSO offices are closed to outside visitors/non-office 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.