COVID-19
POLICY AND PROCEDURES

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread into the US and our surrounding states. We strive to make each decision with each individual best interest to heart. Flourish of Cullman is monitoring this current situation with guidance from the CDC and state department of health. 

We are currently at a low risk in our area, but it is anticipated that more cases are expected to be identified in the coming days. It is important that you begin to act now in prevention of spreading those symptoms in our area. Your health, your family's health, and the health of those in your community/surrounding communities is very important to us. It is vital that we establish policies and procedures to limit the risk of exposure to those around you. 

If any participants, employees, or anyone who partners with Flourish of Cullman are diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, please notify Flourish of Cullman immediately. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Those symptoms include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. You must be cleared by a doctor in order to attend work or any events with Flourish of Cullman. 


TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Clean Your Hands Often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or 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. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT OTHERS

Stay Home If You’re Sick

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a Mask If You Are Sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. 

  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

CLEAN and DISINFECT

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


We will continue to monitor the situation as new information becomes available.


Thank you,


Melissa Dew

Executive Director, Flourish of Cullman