Minnesota Families United COVID19 Preparedness Plan

 

While reinstating in person services Minnesota Families United has implemented procedures related to COVID19 to ensure the health and safety of our program participants and staff. Minnesota Families United closely observes information provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Preventionand will make modifications to the plan accordingly. Minnesota Families United is following all procedures according to the CDC guidelines.

 

Procedures: Upon arrival each participant must sanitize hands and have their temperature taken with a contactless infrared thermometer. If an individual has a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the session will be canceled, and the individual will be asked to leave. Next, all participantswill be asked the following screening questions:

1.Have you experienced any of the following COVID19 symptoms within the last 14 days that you cannot attribute to another health condition: cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit?

2.Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact, without the use of appropriate PPE, with someone who is currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID19? (close contact is defined as within 6 feet for more than 10 consecutive minutes)

 

Each person over the age of 2 will be required to wear a protective face covering throughout the duration of the visitation. All participants will sanitize hands by washing with soap and water or using sanitizer at the beginning and throughout the duration of the visitation. Common areas and visitation rooms will be sanitized before and after each session. Learning materials and supplies for activities will be limited during this time for the safety of all participants. Parents are encouraged to bring sanitized items from home to utilize during the visits. To reduce the spread of COVID19, only the visiting parents and children listed on the referral will be allowed to participate in supervised visitation. Approved visitors will not be allowed at this time. To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

•Wash your hands regularly with soap and water orclean them with alcohol-based hand rub.

•Maintain at least six feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.

•Avoid touching your face.

•Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

•Stay home if you feel unwell.

•Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.

•Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

•Routinely disinfect all frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, counters and tabletops, furniture, etc.

 

If a staff member, program participant, or member of your household tests positive for COVID19, Minnesota Families United must be informed immediately. Minnesota Families United would like to ensure that the COVID19 procedures listed above are implemented for the health and safety of staff and program participants.