Enlight Treatment Center’s
Covid-19 Policy & Procedure
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Enlight Treatment Center has developed Policies and Procedures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on our patients, employees, and the public in general. Although we already planned for influenza pandemics, planning for COVID-19 involves updating plans to address the specific exposure risks, sources of exposure, routes of transmission, and other unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 (i.e., compared to pandemic influenza viruses). Enlight Treatment Center has prepared our workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions. Lack of planning can result in a cascade of failures as we attempt to address challenges of COVID-19 with resources and workers who will be adequately trained for jobs they have to perform under pandemic conditions.
Symptoms of COVID-19 Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people infected with the virus have reported experiencing other non-respiratory symptoms. Other people, referred to as asymptomatic cases, have experienced no symptoms at all. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to-person, including:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads. People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (i.e., experiencing fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this type of asymptomatic transmission with this new coronavirus, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Although the United States has implemented public health measures to limit the spread of the virus, it is likely that some person-to-person transmission will continue to occur. The CDC website provides the latest information about COVID-19 transmission:
Keeping you safe
It is a policy of Enlight Treatment Center to monitor the evolving COVID-19. Enlight Treatment Center would like to keep you informed of measures we are taking to prevent its introduction to our facility as well as preparations should Enlight Treatment Center become affected. We are following the expertise and guidance of the CDC as well as LA County Department of Public Health http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ and Ventura County Department of Public Health http://www.vchca.org/agency-divisions/public-health
All Enlight Treatment Center Employees who are considered even at slight risk of contracting the virus due to age, chronical medical conditions, including immunocompromising conditions, or come in contact with an infected individual will be excused from their duties and provided with leave of absence immediately with specific instructions to seek necessary medical assistance .
If the need arises for social distancing, staggered work shifts, downsizing operations, delivering services remotely, other exposure-reducing measures will be implemented by the Enlight Treatment Center.
Enlight Treatment Center employees are trained for conducting essential operations with a reduced workforce, including cross-trained workers across different jobs in order to continue operations and provide high-quality 24 hours services to our patients.
Enlight Treatment Center is a 24 hours operation and our medical staff thoroughly screens new admits ensuring safety of our patients and our employees.
Enlight Treatment Center is conducting essential operations with a reduced workforce, including cross-training workers across different jobs in order to continue operations and assist clients to recover.
It is the procedure of the Enlight Treatment Center to immediately report to the Program Director. Arno Khachatrian via email Arno@EnlightTreatmentCenter.com or directly at (818) 303-5535 who is the point of contact and should be informed immediately if you or someone in your household:
- Has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results.
- Has been in physical contact with known persons diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Have traveled or are planning travel to a Level 2 or 3 country (per the CDC) in the last 21 days. Please visit cdc.org for a complete list.
Enlight Treatment Center is Implementing Basic Infection Prevention Measures, protecting patients and employees. As appropriate, all employers and residents should implement good hygiene and infection control practices, including:
- Frequent and thorough hand washing by workers, patients, private contractors, and worksite visitors with hot water and an antibacterial soap for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Enlight Treatment Center encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.
- Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
- Frequent and thorough hand washing, upon arrival and throughout the day. Staff, clients, and visitors are provided with easily accessible places to wash their hands.
- Enlight Treatment Center Encourages respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes into their elbows and practice good hygiene.
- • Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces such as equipment, phones, countertops, bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, keyboards, and other surfaces with disinfectant solutions.
- Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces such as equipment, phones, countertops, bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, keyboards, and other surfaces with disinfectant solutions must be conducted twice throughout each shift and upon changing shifts and must be documented in the end shift notes.
- Practicing social distancing in and out of Enlight Treatment Center by both staff and clients, including canceling scheduled meetings such as AA and NA groups.
- • Enlight Treatment Center will immediately isolate people who have signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, and train workers to implement them.
- Move potentially infectious people to a location away from workers, patients and other visitors.
- Enlight Treatment Center designated an isolation room with closable doors that serve as isolation until potentially sick individual can be removed from the facility.
- Enlight Treatment center will take immediate steps to limit spread of the respiratory secretions of a person who may have COVID-19. Enlight
- Treatment Center will provide a face mask, if feasible and available, and ask the person to wear it, if tolerated.
- Enlight Treatment Center has restrictions in place for the number of personnel entering isolation areas to assist patients and/or isolated individuals.
Protecting Our Employees
Workforce Flexibilities & Protections
Enlight Treatment Center actively encourages sick employees to stay home.
Enlight Treatment Center communicates with its partners and/or contracted entities that provide services to Enlight Treatment Center patients about the importance of sick employees/contractors staying home, encourages and has a non-punitive leave policy.
Enlight Treatment Center does not require a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness or to return to work, as healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely manner.
Enlight Treatment Center maintains flexible policies that permit employees to stay home to care for a sick family member. Enlight Treatment Center is aware that more employees may need to stay at home to care for sick children or other sick family members than is usual. Enlight Treatment Center recognizes that workers with ill family members may need to stay home to care for them. See CDC’s Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential Communities:
Enlight Treatment Center provides adequate, usable, and appropriate training, education, and information about business-essential job functions, worker health and safety, including proper hygiene practices. Informed workers who feel safe at work are less likely to be unnecessarily absent.
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