JF&CS Actions Regarding COVID-19

March 04, 2020

JF&CS Actions Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of JF&CS’s staff, clients, volunteers and lay leadership is our highest priority. We are actively monitoring information about the coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) and are committed to taking steps in response to the situation.

As a client-centered social service agency, we intend to continue serving our clients in times of public health disruption, should that occur. We will utilize tele-mental health protocols, phone sessions, and all other services we can do remotely. We are in touch with our clients to make them aware of how to receive services safely, and will have a systematic process and timeline for changing schedules and practices based on an up to date threat assessment. This may include reducing non-essential activity on our campus.

For additional information, the Center for Disease Control’s website is the best place to find the latest update on the virus with recommendations for prevention of COVID-19 which include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. These supplies are available in each wing and in the Kosher Kitchen.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

We will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC, as well as review and update our plans and protocols as the situation continues to evolve.

In good health,

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Terri Bonoff