March 16th, 2020 Employee Email Update
Updated: Mar 21
March 16, 2020 Hi Team, As COVID-19 continues to spread, our community is being greatly impacted by school and business closures. Based on guidance from Governor DeWine and public health professionals regarding COVID-19, most of our office staff are to work remotely. Everyone is still available, but please note direct contact information. Direct Lines: Kim (D.O.N) - 614.948.2517 Stacey (Coordinator) - 614.948.2520 Alysce (Coordinator) - 614.948.2518 Kristi (Human Resources) - 614.948.2523 Dyonna (Office Manager) - 614.948.2511 Shreya (Payroll) - 614.948.2510 In addition, we are also asking for office visitation to be minimal. Please do not come into the office, unless you have been specifically invited, or if picking up a pay-check. If coming into the office, please sanitize, then ring the bell located at the front desk; an office staff member will greet you. Do not walk back to anyone's personal space/office. We have limited supplies of hand sanitizer, hand soap, and cleaning solutions available if you or your client needs them. This process will continue until the State level recommendations change. Client Change In Condition All of our caregivers are the first line of care to our clients. Caregivers generally have the most contact with our clients and are in the best position to monitor a medical condition. If you notice any changes in your client's physical, mental and/or emotional status; you must report them to the office immediately.
Watch for symptoms of COVID-19
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
We are working on a policy to provide Sick Time for all our caregivers and will be sending additional information before the end of this week. The safety of our clients and employees is our top priority as we navigate staffing challenges and a reduced workforce due to school closures, sickness, quarantines and supply shortages. Additional resources have been posted to our website: http://carecolumbus.com/ Thank you for showing up during this challenging time. We appreciate you all so very much. Best, Dyonna