COVID-19 Update: What we’re doing to protect and support the children and volunteers
All Pathway employees have been provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and have been given specific instruction about how to engage in their work environment and to engage with their fellow employees and/or those who are being served by Pathway (Resource Families, Placing County personnel, CCL personnel and other community partners).
Employees who have direct in person contact with resource families must do the following:
Before initiating an in person visit to a Pathway resource home, the Pathway employee will call the resource parent to schedule an appointment prior to going to the resource family residence.
- The Pathway employee will be required to ask the resource parent a few questions about the health status of the family and about anyone who has recently visited the resource home. If their answer to any of these questions is yes, our Pathway Social Worker will encourage the resource parent to contact their doctor as soon as possible.
- If there is a positive COVID 19 case in their household, The proper state organizations will be contacted to provide the information about the identified COVID 19 case.
- When our Pathway Social Worker plans to visit a resource family, they will respectfully inform the resource parent about the importance of using Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as mask and sanitizer, and everyone at the visit needs to practice social distancing.
- If the resource parent discloses that someone in the household has tested positive for COVID 19, The scheduled visit will not take place in person, but will be conducted by video conferencing.
When employees are meeting with guests at the office:
- Sanitize the area that you will be meeting in prior to having the meeting (conference room table, chairs, etc.)
- When they arrive have the person(s) read the list of questions that pertain to health status.
- Ask that the individual(s) wear a mask while at the office.
- Request the individual(s) use hand sanitizer
- Explain as much as you would like to; you will not be shaking their hand or hugging.
- When the meeting is over, any items that were used for the meeting (such as disposal mask, etc.) will be disposed of and the area used for the meeting will sanitized.