Monday, April 13, 2020
5. RUSH HOUR CHECK-IN
– In order to more effectively socially distance when reporting to work: REVISED Check-in at the Winter Garden entrance during rush hour (shift changes) or whenever necessary. If not a busy time, check-in remains in the Winter Garden vestibule. (Check-in has not changed at the Village and Terrace).
– Check-in stations are marked: stand six feet apart from the person in front of you; then hand sanitize, get and put on your mask, have your temperature taken by security. Next, JAA staff fills in and signs the paper screening form including your current temperature. (Any non-JAA staff must use the kiosk to answer screening questions). JAA’s direct care staff then receives SCRUBS. A grab-and-go daily meal is available in the cooler for any JAA staff member.
4. MORE ABOUT MASKS
– Masks are not to be removed unless being disposed of and replaced while caring for residents.
– You MUST wear a mask whenever you are with or near another person, be it staff, resident, or medical provider.
– Remember never to dispose of PPE any place except trashcans and receptacles. Throwing them outside anywhere on the ground is unsafe and not in keeping with department of health PPE requirements.
3. SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES
– Any time you are on JAA’s campus or working in any JAA capacity, you MUST practice social distancing.
– Please, remember to not stand or sit any closer than six feet from one another.
– Use proper social distancing whenever you are on a break, especially in the breakroom, in shared office space, in the hallways, even when having a conversation with someone. This applies to EVERYONE, not just care staff.
2. MAINTENANCE TEAM TO THE RESCUE
– Our maintenance team is building and will soon make available several Protective Barrier Shields. These barriers ensure an extra layer of protection for staff providing breathing treatments to high-risk residents considered who leave JAA for dialysis or who have been recently readmitted from the hospital. These DIY tents fit over the upper part of a resident’s bed and provide a barrier when an aerosol-generating procedure (like a breathing treatment) is being administered. Only care staff trained and approved for competency may use these protective barriers; they must wear gloves, gowns, facemasks and face shields to administer and take extra precautions when disposing plastic covers for the barriers.
1. MEDIA INQUIRIES
– You are reminded that our focus now must be on doing our jobs in the safest way possible. No one can afford to be distracted, especially by the media seeking a statement from the organization.
– Our policy remains that employees are not authorized to speak to the media to give official statements on behalf of the JAA. Employees should direct all media inquiries to Tinsy Labrie at email@example.com who is authorized to speak on behalf of JAA.