Our Program During COVID-19 

Dear Friend:

 

Chautauqua Adult Day Services has reopened its day programs in Jamestown and Dunkirk.  The agency is doing everything possible to have a safe environment and is following guidelines and restriction as required with the CDC, Department of Health and local and state governments.

 

We are asking families to keep a loved one at home if they are ill and to report to your case manager any pertinent health problems or possible exposure to COVID-19.    Please contact the agency if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Social Day Program Re-Opening Plan 

 

This is the plan we have come up with to try and to limit exposure for all to the virus. 

 

Participants: 

      All participants will be assessed for appropriateness to attend based on NYSOFA ADC guidelines and ability to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.   There is a possibility of 20 participants a day that will participate in the day programs.

 

We will be limiting having small groups, limiting physical interaction and practicing social distancing at all times

 

Facility Programming: 

   The Adult Social Day Program will operate Monday - Friday at its regular schedule at the Jamestown and Dunkirk locations.  Participants must be scheduled in advance.

                           

Program Safety Measures: 

  • Upon arrival all staff and participants will have a health screening 

  • All staff participants will wear masks 

  • Participants will wear masks as tolerated

  •  Masks are available for anyone who needs them

  • Masks will be disposed of properly or cleaned as mandated by CDC guidelines

  • All staff and participants will follow social distancing guidelines 

  • Hand sanitizer is readily available for all staff and participants

  • Restrooms will be limited to 1 participant at a time and will be thoroughly

            cleaned after each use 

  • Each participant will have their own individual supplies and items for the

            activities being conducted.  (there will be no sharing of dice, cards, pencils etc.) 

  • When weather permits programming can be held outside. 

  • Facility will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions 

  •  Rosters will be set to limit the participants exposure  

  • Packaged individual meals and beverages will be served for lunch with appropriated distancing and sanitation 

  • No entertainment or presentations will be permitted in the facility

  • No guests will be allowed in the building unless approved by administrative and social work staff and they will be screened and receive a temperature check

 

Staff 

  • Staff will have a health screening questionnaire and temperature check each day

  • Upon entry all staff will wash hands/sanitize 

  • Staff will always wear masks 

  • Staff will use gloves as needed 

 

Employee Illness 

  • Staff that appear ill will not be admitted to the facility; they will be sent home

 and directed to call their PCP immediately 

  • Staff having a fever will not return to work until fever free for a period of 24 hours

  • Staff with coughs, congestion, and infections will not return to work until

 completely recovered 

 

Transportation

  • The agency will have limited riders and will require a mask to be worn

  • Agency staff will be cleaning and sanitizing its buses before and after transportation trips

  • Participants will also be screened and given temperature check prior to boarding the vehicle

  • Anyone with a high temperature or appears to be ill will not be able to ride on the bus

  • Participants who ride CARTS will also be subject to their protocol for ridership

 

Policy for Potential Exposure to COVID 

  • Staff exposed to someone that is COVID-19 positive or exposed to a person under

investigation for COVID-19 will be placed under precautionary quarantine or mandatory quarantine by public health officials based on the symptoms presented and level of risk for having contracted COVID-19.

  • If the agency becomes concerned that a person may be infected with COVID-19,

the agency will send the person home and contact New York State Department of Health and other entities as required following guidelines established by CDC, government and funders.

  • The most up to date CDC and local protocols will be followed.

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