March 6, 2020 4:34 PM

I run an organization that primarily serves seniors or medically compromised individuals (e.g. nursing homes). What should I do?

All indoor service sites require:

  • Facial Coverings – for visitors and staff
  • PPE – surgical masks for staff who will be in contact with clients/patients who may have COVID-19 and clients/patients who are ill

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) recommends that organizations that primarily serve seniors or medically vulnerable individuals consider implementing the following practices:

  • Ensure they are extra vigilant in following recommendations regarding cleaning of high touch surfaces, including counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables;
  • Take all necessary measures to ensure all employees, visitors, and persons served who are experiencing any symptoms of illness stay home and avoid contact with others; and
  • Enhance screening of visitors, staff, and residents for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing).