Covid 19 Announcement
Health and safety are, as always, the primary concern of Columbus Community Center. We are putting the following measures in place to slow or prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In doing so we are helping to protect the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community. These measures will be effective today, through March 31. At that time, we will re-assess the situation and communicate next steps on or before April 1.
- We are suspending visitations and encourage all non-essential meetings be postponed or carried out via teleconferencing. This suspension includes visits by Support Coordinators, families, and other support staff and encourage communications via phone, email, or teleconferencing.
- We encourage families and other caregivers to follow social distancing recommendations as well.
- Columbus offices will remain open, but many office staff will telecommute and be available by phone or email.
- At this time, Columbus business lines will remain open.
- To reduce exposure of Columbus Residential, clients will stay home during this two-week time period. We are suspending our residents’ participation in Day Programs, including our own.
- We will bolster staffing in our Residential Program. Day Program staff will be re-assigned to work at Residential sites. Staff affected by this temporary shift will be contacted individually by their manager.
- If you are sick, stay home. Staff or clients that are, or become sick while at Columbus, will be sent home. Clients who exhibit symptoms of illness will be moved to a separate area and we will request that they be picked up immediately.
- Staff who are sick must speak directly with their Director. Staff, including non-benefit eligible staff, who are ill will be paid for their missed work. You will not have to use your PTO.
- Staff who are high risk for exposure should speak with their Director. Those in a position that can work from home will be given an opportunity to do so. Those in a position that cannot telecommute will be given time off with pay.
- If you, or someone you are caring for, becomes ill please use Telehealth or other online healthcare provider and follow their instructions.
- It is recommended that you do not go directly to a doctor’s office, urgent care or hospital without calling them first.
We appreciate your understanding and support. Utah has very few cases of COVID-19 at this time and putting these cautionary and preventative measures will help keep exposures low.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include
- Fever 100.4 or higher
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure
How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. To prevent it from spreading:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Don’t touch your face.
- Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
- If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
- Get a flu shot.
Additional information about COVID-19 can be found using the following links: