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The Guest House Ocala and The Guest House Ocala Outpatient Recovery are monitoring the Corona Virus (COVID-19) on a daily basis, and we are making every effort to take preventative measures that will ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

We are fully operational in our Residential and Outpatient settings, but we are following the CDC Guidelines.

  • Additional screening questions have been added to our admission and intake process including medically supervised quarantine areas while waiting for full medical clearance.
  • Enhanced Medical Protocol for care and medical treatments
  • Increased Environment of Care duties including the use of environmentally safe disinfecting products.
  • Supplies for staff and guests including PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • Increased communication with families and referral sources based on the client’s permissions.
  • Daily temperature and symptom screenings upon arrival at all facility locations. This includes those providing regularly contracted services.
  • Visitation policies have been addressed and we will continue to follow directives from the State regulators and Health Department on a daily basis. We will ensure that our guests have communication access to their loved ones in a safe manner as we continue to monitor any changes in the visitation guidelines.
  • Delivery instructions for vendors and communications with those vendors on the preventative actions they are taking.
  • Telehealth sessions, as appropriate.
  • Full Resources for staff including support for their children while they are kept out of school, and the use of flexible time-off policies or working remotely.
  • Staff training and education on Infection Prevention, the CDC Guidelines including the use of their toolkits providing additional information on how to handle COVID-19 when quarantined, caring for a family member and tips for social distancing.
    Postings throughout the facility to remind staff and guests of precautions for handwashing, watching for symptoms and social distancing.
  • Programming changes along with feedback from the guests to ensure positive experiences. This includes activities on the facility grounds, within the facility and access to 12 step meetings.
  • Daily updates from the CDC, FL Department of Health, and our local Health Department.

We are fully committed to doing our part to help keep our facility, our community, and each other safe and in this time of uncertainty, we continue as a team to gain strength from each other.

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Full Overview

NAATP Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

NAATP Handwashing & Hygiene Guidelines

 

(Updated March 18th, 2020)