In light to the world-wide Coronavirus outbreak, Alpine would like reassure you that we are committed to 1) Keeping you, our clients and our staff safeand 2) Providing you with uninterrupted service in the safety and comfort of our day care facility.Here is what Alpine is doing and what you can do to keep yourselves safe:
What has Alpine been doing to protect our clients and staff? When the Coronavirus began to spread to the US and Colorado, Alpine introduced an enhanced health monitoring protocol: As a client, before you are picked up or enter the facility, you can expect your driver when they call you before pick up, or our CNA staff, when they greet you upon arrival, to ask you the following questions:
Do you have any symptoms of fever (feeling cold, shivering, and achy)? Are you coughing or have a sore/painful throat? Are you sneezing or have a runny/stuffy nose? Are you having shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you will be asked to stay home / not enter the facility. If you develop any of these symptoms while you are at the AADC center, we will arrange for you to be returned home as quickly as possible. In the interim, you will be asked to isolate yourself from other participants and wear a mask.
Moreover, in addition to Alpine's usual thorough, daily cleaning to keep your environment safe, we have further enhanced our approach to cleanliness by emphasizing the increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, such as door and faucet handles. Moreover, you will observe more frequent requests from staff to wash or sanitize your hands.
Alpine will continue to closely monitor any new recommendations from the CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and we will keep updated on important information regarding your health and safety. For more information on what you can do to protect yourself and your family, please visit the CDPHE and CDC websites. As always, you cancall us at 303-755-8002 if you have any questions or concerns.
Finally, here are a few tips that can prevent disease transmission, based on CDC recommendations:
1) Wash your hands! Wash them diligently and frequently. Use soap or hand sanitizer. 2) Do not touch your face, eyes, mouth! Do not pick your nose! 3) Say Good-bye handshake, hello elbow bump! 4) If you are healthy, you do not need a face mask! They are for sick people. 5) Sanitize objects that you and a lot of other people touch. 6) Avoid large group gatherings where possible. Try to keep 6 feet apart when in groups. 7) If you are sick, stay at home! And self-isolate. No excuses. 8) Have enough household items/groceries/medicine on hand so you can stay home for 2 weeks.