At Salisbury Behavioral Health, the health and safety of the individuals we provide services to, our staff, and the community are paramount. As such, we want to continue to update you and address some concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our ongoing plans related to the illness.
The situation with this virus is rapidly changing. Like other human service providers, we are closely monitoring communications from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for any updates pertinent to our service areas.
As of March 19, we are not aware of any staff or persons-supported that have been diagnosed with COVID-19. However, we have implementing the following precautions to ensure we protect both our employees and the individuals that we serve:
Visitor restrictions have been implemented at our residential locations including Personal Care homes, CRRs, and Supported Living Programs:
Community Based Services are in the process of transitioning over to support our individuals through Telehealth. We will be using approved video capabilities/telephone to keep in communication and provide ongoing services to our individuals as much as possible. Face to face meetings will be determined on a case by case basis. As the situation changes, we will be providing information of when we will be transitioning back to traditional service provision.
We have temporarily closed our site based psychiatric rehabilitation programs and will be moving to support the individuals in service through the provision of Telehealth. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be evaluating when we will be able to reopen these valuable programs.
We are also reminding all staff about the CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and would ask that you also adopt these in your home as appropriate. They include:
At this time, we want to assure you that we are taking measures aimed at the safety and well-being of all and provide some insight on our current activities. These measures include:
The known symptoms for influenza and COVID-19 are very similar.
The COVID-19 symptoms include:
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
Please DO NOT come to work.
If an employee has flu-like symptoms, the employee cannot return to work until the employee is symptom-free for 24 hours.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the latest updates on COVID-19.
Hopefully, following these measures will help us lessen the impact of this illness in our areas; however, we will continue to keep up to date with guidelines and recommendations from the DOH and CDC regarding the operation of our programs.
We thank you in advance for your help and cooperation as we all work together to help lessen the impact of the Coronavirus in our area.