To Our Valued Clients, Partners, and Stakeholders:
In response to the growing health concern over the coronavirus COVID-19, we want to assure our staff, the people we serve, and our community members that we are carefully monitoring the situation on a daily basis, via updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as any communications from State and Local authorities.
Our number one priority at Humanim is the health and safety of our staff, clients and community.
At this time, we feel it is safe to continue normal operations at Humanim. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide timely communications to our stakeholders - and should the situation change, we will notify all groups immediately.
Here are the measures Humanim is taking to keep our staff, clients, facilities and community safe:
While there is no cause for urgent concern at this time, we ask that all of our clients and client families exercise personal discretion in their participation in Humanim’s programs. We also ask that all staff, clients and visitors follow the health and safety precautions recommended by the CDC:
- Humanim has assembled an Emergency Response Team to monitor the spread of COVID-19, respond quickly, and provide updates to staff, clients and community.
- All staff have been provided procedural and prevention guidelines. Procedural guidelines will be updated as needed.
- Prevention guidelines and protocols have been posted in and at the entrance of all Humanim office locations.
- Humanim is continuing to diligently follow CDC protocols for keeping our buildings and transportation services clean. Sanitizing products are readily available at all of our locations.
- We have stopped all agency wide travel conferences.
- Large agency meetings will be reduced, and replaced with video conferencing.
- Human Services programs will be limiting their external/community outings.
- Staff who are sick or exhibiting signs of respiratory illness or fever are required to stay home from work.
- Staff who have been potentially exposed to the virus or have traveled to any of the countries that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice will be prohibited from returning to work until they have completed the 14 day CDC Quarantine Protocol. Those countries as of 3/13/2020 are: China, Iran, South Korea, and the following specified European countries by the CDC.
- Get a flu Shot – it is not too late.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap & hot water for at least 20 seconds, scrubbing in between fingers and nails. Dry hands thoroughly.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (let it dry, don’t wipe off).
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If there is no tissue on hand, cough or sneeze into the crux of your arm (elbow).
- Avoid shaking hands. (elbow bump instead)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Practice good health habits — get plenty of rest; eat well-balanced meals.
- If you are sick, exhibiting any signs of respiratory illness or fever, stay at home. Do not attend programs or go to work.
- If you have been potentially exposed to the virus, or have visited any of the CDC website’s Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries, please do not enter Humanim facilities for at least 14 days.