Everyone entering our facilities should be symptom-free (without a fever) and pass the health self-assessment below. These questions should be posted online, in advance communication, and posted in the lobby near the Front Doors and Service Center.
Important: If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should not enter our facility:
- Have you or anyone in your household had a fever or taken fever-reducing medicine in the last 24 hours? (72 hours in Illinois)
- Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 24 hours (to include loss of taste/smell, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, runny nose)?
- Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** with or cared for anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
- Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** or live with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine in the last 14 days?
Regions of ongoing community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are regularly changing. Staff should follow CDC travel guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
Areas of increased transmission can be found at Harvard Global Health Institute map to identify counties and their most recent 7 day average of cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days. Any concerns should be discussed with their supervisor, executive, and/or DVP prior to travel.
**Close contact includes
- You spent a PROLONGED period of time in the same room without medical grade PPE. Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection
- You had DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person (e.g., kissing, hugging).
- You SHARED eating or drinking utensils with them.
- You came into contact with their RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS (e.g., they coughed on you). Medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients should shower and change clothes prior to coming into our facilities.
The CDC considers people as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J])
Updated March 9, 2021