To all our valued individuals and their families,
I pray that you remain safe and healthy during this turbulent and mysterious time.
Not Forgotten Home and Community Services is a life-sustaining agency. Not only do we provide Residential services (24 hours per day, 7 days per week), but we feel that our Habilitation Services are additionally indispensable. Keeping loved ones at home is sometimes contingent on having those necessary respites and support services in place.  If you are comfortable with our staff continuing to provide services, we will continue to be available to you as support.  We are using universal precautions to insure the health and safety of all. Our staff is being notified frequently of updates on all precautions.  We are confident that they can provide needed support and care at this time.

Sonja Garnett-Williams,

Executive Director, NFHCS

Helpful Information by Date - Covid-19

6/24/20 - Diagnoses Associated with Elevated Risk of Severe Illness or Death Following COVID-19 Infection

6/4/20 - Safety Procedures for Businesses

5/5/20 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Allegheny County is still in the Red Phase.  The following document outlines Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in Counties Designated by the Governor as Yellow Phase
ODP Announcement 20-052

4/22/20 - GOVERNOR WOLF - IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PHASED REOPENING

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#PhasedReopening 

4/15/20 - COVID-19 INFECTION CONTROL: FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS FACTSHEET

4/14/20 - GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING ILLNESS WITH STAFF

Updated 4/7/20                                       

 On April 3rd, Governor Wolf ( New)  https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-calls-for-universal-masking/      

Please visit the DOH  link daily.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

       

Mental Health information- (New) https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/COVID-19%20Mental%20Health.pdf

Tips for your behavior health-   https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf

CDC Covid19 Self Checker- ( NEW)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Symptoms for the virus has been updated, fact sheet: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Coronavirus.pdf

Covid testing information (Updated 04/03/20)  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/COVID19%20Testing%20Factsheet.pdf

Crisis Text line: Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741

Department of Health – Daily report https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/COVID-19%20Situation%20Reports/20200326nCoVSituationReportExt.pdf

Updated 4-2-20 

Please see the enclosed link. Although this platform is geared toward the Autism Community.

This guidance can be used for our Participants as well.

 https://paautism.org/resource/coronavirus-resources/

 Updated 3-23-20

https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Communications/ODP/2020/ODPANN+20-019+UPDATE-+COVID-19+Operational+Recommendations+for+Providers+of+Intellectual+Disability+and+Autism+Services.pdf

3-22-20

GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING ILLNESS WITH STAFF

PA HEALTH DEPARTMENT -1877-PA-HEALTH ( 1-877-724-3258)

*THESE GUIDELINES OUTLINE STEPS TO FOLLOW SHOULD A STAFF MEMBER PRESENT OR CALL OFF WITH AN ILLNESS THAT COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19. THESE GUIDELINES MAY CHANGE BASED ON NEW INFORMATION AND GOVERNMENT MANDATES.

SYMPTOMS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS MAY PRESENT THEMSELVES WITHIN 2 TO 14 DAYS FROM EXPOSURE.

 1)   IF A STAFF MEMBER PRESENT WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

 1. Fever

2. Cough

3. Shortness of Breath.

 Answer: THEY ARE TO CONTACT THEIR PHYSICIAN FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND CLEARANCE TO RETURN TO WORK. Team Leads are to notify ADM regarding this staff call-off (Including Angie King)

 

2)   IF A STAFF MEMBER DEVELOPS:

FEVER

COUGH

SHORTNESS OF BREATH

THEY SHOULD CONTACT THEIR PCP, for additional guidance. 

3)   IF A STAFF MEMBER PRESENTS WITH:

FEVER

COUGH

 SHORTNESS OF BREATH/DIFFICULTY BREATHING

PAIN/PRESSURE IN THE CHEST

NEW ONSET CONFUSION/DIFFICULTY AWAKENING

BLUE LIPS

THEY SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY from there PCP.

 

Staff are encouraged to reach out to their PCP. For any medical advice. Should staff members “Call off” due to illness listed above. They can only return to work, after being medically cleared by a Health Care Professional.

Team Leads needs to notify ADM of call-offs associated with symptoms listed above.

Additional Information for Staff

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Coronavirus.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Coronavirus%20Healthcare%20Facilities%20Patients.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-secretary-levine-provide-updated-guidance-stress-need-for-compliance-as-cases-rise/

 

CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov

Presidents Trump; 15 days to slow the spread: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

 

  • This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

Informational Links

EPA list of disinfectants against SARS-COV-2

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

 

CDC COVID-19 page

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

ODP COVID-19 Updates

https://www.myodp.org/mod/page/view.php?id=26808

 

PAcast materials/posters

https://pacast.com/m?p=17885

 

PA Health DeptCoronavirus page

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 

DHS COVID-19 page

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Coronavirus-2020.aspx

 

For Employees affected by COVID-19

https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

Gov. Wolf Offers COVID-19 Community Preparedness and
Procedures Materials - 

Links from ODP - 

  1. Webinar for staff - please watch: https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MyODP_Content/Course+Content/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)/COVID-19+ODP+Update_+Overview+of+Emergency+Amendments+to+ODP+Waivers.mp4

  2. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MyODP_Content/Course+Content/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)/Knowledge+Is+Power+BAS+notification+for+COVID+webpage+3-18-20.pdf

  3. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Communications/ODP/2020/Announcement+-+COVID19+-+023+Suspension+of+ODP+Functions+-+03-17-2020.pdf

  4. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MyODP_Content/Course+Content/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)/Announcement+-+COVID19-+024+Provider+Information+Tool+-+03-17-2020.pdf

  5. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MyODP_Content/Course+Content/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)/Announcement+-+COVID19+-+022+CPS+Closure+-+03-16-2020.pdf

  6. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MyODP_Content/Course+Content/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)/Gov.+Wolf+Offers+COVID-19+Community+Preparedness+and+Procedures+Materials.pdf

  7. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Communications/ODP/2020/ODPANN+20-019+-+COVID-19+Guidance+for+Developmental+Programs+Providers+-+03-12-2020.pdf

  8. https://palms-awss3-repository.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Communications/ODP/2020/Coronavirus+(COVID-19)+Information+and+Resources.pdf

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