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