Last Updated 7/24/2020

The following Day Service Protocols are in place to maintain safety in Day Programming amidst Covid-19. Day Program will be available August 3rd, 2020, on a smaller scale. Before returning to program, it is important that parents and guardians are aware of the new procedures in Day Services during Covid-19. Please read these documents by clicking on the PDF format or Download the protocols listed below. For additional questions or concerns please speak to your Day Program Director.

Acknowledgement of Risk: Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus

Before returning to Day Program, Participants / Guardians must read and sign this Acknowledgement of Risk form. This form is an acknowledgement of the risks and responsibilities of each individual and guardian upon returning to Day Programming. This form includes an agreement to monitor health on a daily basis and follow guidelines for safe practices recommended by the CDC.

If you have not received a copy of this form from your Day Program, please fill out the provided form below and return to your Day Program Director.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Acknowledgement of Risk Form” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Participant Protocol and Reopening Plan

Detailed in this Day Service protocol are procedures necessary to provide a safe environment for program participants who are interested in returning to Day Program. These detailed procedures include specifics on Program Arrival, routine temperature checks and cleaning procedures.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Participant Protocol and Reopening Plan” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Plan for Identifying and Addressing Risk

Communitas is taking extra precaution to protect the health and wellbeing of both staff and individuals. These precautions include, but are not limited to; daily screening checks, location of screening activities, staff responsible for screening, and anticipated barriers to the accomplishment of screening.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Plan for Identifying and Addressing Risk” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Guidelines

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Guidelines are intended to structure daily cleaning regiment for Day Program staff to provide optimal sanitization of facilities. Staff and personnel will follow these guidelines set forth for all cleaning practices. Inside this document includes proper usage for cleaning both indoor and outdoor areas. This document also includes resources, supplies needed to disinfect and additional considerations (from guidelines such as OSHA standard’s on Bloodborne Pathogens and CDC Infection Control Guidelines.)

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Guidelines” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Face-masks / Face Coverings

Upon re-opening Day Program, it is necessary that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) be worn by employees and program participants. This is as long as program participants can safely and appropriately wear, remove and handle face-masks. These guidelines also include when to use gloves and emergency access to PPE.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Face-masks / Face Coverings” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Diagnosis, Symptoms or Contact Policy for All Employees

These guidelines state the responsibility of employees to understand the signs, symptoms and information on Covid-19.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Diagnosis, Symptoms or Contact Policy for All Employees” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Day Service Protocols for Administration of Medication Including Treatment of Individuals with Asthma and Other Chronic Illness

This protocol regards participants with moderate to severe asthma; symptoms of people with asthma and Covid-19 may overlap. Further, this protocol touches on the procedures of administration of medication during Covid-19 pandemic.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Protocol for Administration of Medication Including Treatment of Individuals with Asthma and Other Chronic Illness ” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Policy for Symptomatic Staff or Participants

Prior to arriving at program, families or residential staff will need to self-assess the health status of individuals. Individuals should not plan to attend program if there are any signs of sickness. This includes high temperature and other Covid symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, etc.)

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Policy for Symptomatic Staff or Participants ” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Transportation Services Policy

This policy covers the procedures necessary for Transportation Services to operate during Covid-19. Included are safety requirements essential for each Communitas van, and precautionary protocol mandatory by drivers of each Communitas van.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Services Transportation Services Policy” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)

Day Service Protocols for Program Re-closure Due to Covid-19

The Day Service Protocols for Program Re-Closure Due to Covid-19 will be followed in the instance that Communitas Day Programs must close due to Covid-19 exposure.

(For mobile and tablet viewers, click on the left “Day Protocol for Program Re-closure Due to Covid-19” to view this form in PDF Format. If you would like to download this form, click the “Download” button below.)