Information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccine
The health & safety of our clients is paramount
The team here at Varsity Care has taken the necessary steps to protect you and your loved ones when our facilities reopen for in person service. The health and safety of our clients is paramount, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to meet and exceed the protocols set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health. Current protocols include:
- All active employees have completed COVID-19 training and upon the start of in person services, any employee returning to work will be required to complete the course before entering the workplace.
- All employees must perform a daily attestation test utilizing an application which stores responses from all employees in real time.
- If any employee does not meet the requirements on their required daily attestation survey, they will follow the “employee failed attestation protocol” (see below)
- If any employee tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to follow the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 guidelines for quarantining and contact tracing. We will also conduct a contact tracing study and inform any person that may have come into contact with that employee. The employee, and all contacts will be required to quarantine according to the above guidelines.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- All clients are required to wear a mask on the bus, and in the facility when walking or standing.
- All staff members are required to wear masks at all times.
- We will follow the guidance/requirements administered by the NJ Department of Health for Adult Medical Day Care facilities regarding capacity and social distance requirements.
- Our tables and chairs are separated appropriately, and bathroom and recreational activities will be monitored by staff to assure proper distance and occupancy.
- Clients have assigned tables for the entire day to reduce movement throughout the facility.
- Bathroom stalls and sinks that are in use are properly spaced apart.
- The floors are well marked with stickers to remind people of the distancing requirements.
- All tables will have hand sanitizer containers for client use.
- Sanitizing stations have been added and are available throughout our facility.
- We have increased the frequency of facility cleanings and staff responsibilities for cleaning.
- Every client will have their temperature taken prior to getting onto our vehicles.
- When reaching the facility, they will complete an attestation survey administered by the staff and will sign the survey daily.
- If client has a temperature of 99 degrees or higher, they will not be permitted to get onto the bus, and we will follow our Client failed attestation protocol.
- If a client should test positive for COVID 19, they will not be permitted to come to our facility and until the quarantine requirements have been met, and it is safe for them to return.
Client Failed Attestation
Immediately upon not meeting the requirements on the attestation survey, our Director of Nursing will be notified, and we will assist the client in getting the proper medical appointments and testing. As well, family members/caregivers will be notified immediately. The client will not be permitted to return until it is determined that is it safe for them to return.
Employee Failed Attestation
Immediately upon not meeting the requirements on the attestation survey, employees will be required to stay home until it is determined that they are not at risk of having the virus, are symptom free, or they have tested negative for Covid-19.
For various Covid-10 related information in NJ, visit https://covid19.nj.gov
For information on Covid-19 testing in NJ, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing
For Covid-19 vaccine information in NJ, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine