Our staff are practicing self quarantine for those who have come from international travels and must provide us with a doctor’s certificate after 2-weeks of self-quarantine, confirming that they are fit for work. Our employees have been reminded that if they show signs of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they are to contact their local public health authority or a health care professional and follow their advice. Staff are reminded to call AHH On-Call Coordinator if they are showing any of the related symptoms and will be prohibited from coming to work if they are ill. We have daily communications within our organization, biweekly meetings with the LHIN/CCAC to get updates on emerging issues and changes to monitoring procedures. Since January, we have been screening all new clients and have postponed group in-service training as well as face-to-face meetings with our staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We adhere to all measures to reduce the risk of infections and to help prevent transmission, starting with hand washing. At-Home Hospice (AHH) is committed to the health and safety of our clients, field/office staff, and communities. We are actively monitoring the ongoing developments with regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
As additional effort, AHH is reminding all staff to consistently practice calling ahead before the start of their shift and ask if the client or anyone of the client’s family is having any symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing and will report to the On-Call Coordinator for guidance.