COVID-19 updates for Community Living Campbellford/Brighton
Wednesday March 11, 2020: The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. A pandemic is declared when an infectious or prevalent disease spreads globally. The number of cases is changing rapidly. However, the risk to Ontarians is still considered low. Community Living Campbellford/Brighton is currently working on updates to our pandemic plan and related policies and procedures. As National and Provincial guidelines change new information will be forwarded to all employees, people supported and families.
COVID-19 updates for STAY AT HOME ORDER
Throughout the Provinces STAY AT HOME ORDER, and commencing today, Community Living Campbellford/Brighton will not be permitting non-essential visitors to homes, congregate settings and work locations and will not be providing face to face services that are deemed non-essential. Please cooperate with the Premiers request to STAY AT HOME and only go out for essential items (food, medical supplies, medical care, exercise, work) when absolutely necessary. Employees should arrange for online purchasing, delivery and curb side pick up wherever possible.
People may be supported outside for exercise and for drives (and drive throughs if it is essential) in order to maintain their physical and mental health. If you are unsure of what is essential please ask yourself the following questions….
- Can this be done without going out (i.e. virtually, at home)? If the answer is yes then don’t go.
- Is it imperative to the persons physical/mental health that this happen and if it doesn’t will it put them in crisis? – If the answer is yes to these, then it is permitted while utilizing all precautions already in place and any additional restrictions in the stay at home order (i.e. No more than 5 people outdoors in a group).
If you are still unsure after this, please check with your Supervisor before supporting anyone out of their home. Having said that, it will be imperative that planning takes place for fun, challenging and meaningful things to do at home such as, crafts, reading, baking, cooking, games, exercise, virtual social connections, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation with this and stay safe! As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. .
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