Admission Criteria

  • All referrals must have a negative COVID-19 test no more than 48 hours prior to admission

    • Exceptions may be made for a negative test confirmed in more than 48 hours

  • All referrals must not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19

 

Admission Process

  • All clients must complete a COVID-19 questionnaire and have their temperature checked

    • If a client answers “Yes” to any of the questions, he/she will need to be medically evaluated

    • If the client’s temperature is 100.4 or higher, he/she will be taken to the nearest emergency room by the referring agent/agency

  • If a client has a fever but has no positive responses to the questionnaire, he/she will be admitted to a designated admission observation room

    • The client will be monitored for symptoms for 5 days

    • The client will be required to wear a mask when out of his/her room for the 5 days he/she is in the admission room

    • Social distancing of at least six feet will be required during this time

    • All of the client’s meals will be eaten apart from the general population during this time

    • If the client remains symptom-free for 5 days, he /she will be transferred to a standard room

 

Daily Monitoring of all Clients.

  • All clients will have their temperature taken on a daily basis

  • All clients must complete a COVID-19 questionnaire on a daily basis

 

Positive symptom scenario

  • If a client has a fever equal to or higher than 100.4

    • The client must wear a mask

      • The client will be supplied with an N95 mask, if available

      • If an N95 mask is unavailable, the client will be provided with a standard mask

    • The client will be removed from the general population

    • The client will be sequestered in a designated isolation room

    • A CATCH  staff member will contact 911 for transport to the nearest emergency room

COVID-19 STATEMENT: We are devoted to protecting the health of our consumers and staff. We are taking extraordinary measures to keep everyone safe while visiting and working in our facilities. We require that everyone wear a mask while on-site and complete a health screening questionnaire as well as receive a temperature check at the time of entry to our facilities. Please stay home if you are not feeling well and cooperate with staff requests regarding screening and any steps needed after completion of the screening process. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
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