COVID-19

Latest Updates

3/28/2020- The employee pre-screen has been updated based on the latest CDC and ODH guidance and can be found linked below. Please continue to pre-screen at home prior to your shift using this updated screen.  In addition, continue to practice social distancing and be diligent with hand hygiene for yourself and with your residents.  Thank you!

3/23/2020- Each of you continues to rise to the occasion to serve our residents during this national pandemic.  Thank you for your incredible dedication.  The State of Ohio’s stay at home order, effective tonight at midnight, has left everyone with questions.  As you know, the order does NOT apply to healthcare workers commuting to work- all of our employees, regardless of department, will receive a letter validating this.  Please keep this letter and your name badge with you as you commute to work. 

Please see the Staff Resources section below for an FAQ that addresses how other aspects of day to day life are or are not affected.  For childcare arrangements, the link below of Pandemic Childcare Centers lists daycare centers in our state licensed to continue operations specifically for healthcare workers.  This list includes options for up to age 12, along with shift and Title XX availability.  Legacy Health Services has secured discount pricing with Brightside Academy for all Legacy employees- these prices and contact information are linked below.

3/14/2020- Thank you to all of our staff for all that you are doing to keep our residents safe.  This is a trying time for many people, and we appreciate your compassion and dedication now and always. For those of you effected by the recent Ohio school closings, please reach out to your supervisor if you need assistance modifying your schedule.  We will work together to ensure you are able to balance your responsibilities at home and at work.

Please note- we have updated the staff screening tool effective 3/14/2020 based on the latest CDC guidance.  Please self-screen prior to coming to work, and you will be screened again upon arrival.  If the are yes answers to questions in the symptoms section AND yes answers to questions in the exposure section, do NOT enter building and contact DON or Designee immediately.  For more information on which areas are considered to have widespread or ongoing community spread, please see the Level 3 CDC Travel Advisory Listing.

We have created an Educational Corner for our staff so everyone keeps infection control polices and procedures top of mind.  Please check back often for updates, and be sure to participate in the OnShift surveys- lots of great incentives available the more points you earn!

3/10/2020- We know many of you are concerned about the global spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us at our facilities. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority.  We will continue to update this page with additional guidance from CDC , ODH and other governmental agencies as available.

We need your help to protect our residents!  Remember, wash your hands and cover your coughThe best way to protect yourself and our residents is to follow good personal health habits to prevent the spread of illness.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (which is available throughout the facility). Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. 

                  

Cover Your Cough (CDC)

               

Stop the Spread of Germs

 

What should you know about Coronavirus?  See below for helpful tools and resources!