The Price Center in Response to the COVID-19 Virus

 

COVID-19, Cold and Flu Season Procedures 

10/4/2022

Dear Price Center Community, 

COVID-19 remains, and cold and flu season is upon us. This fall, we would like to prevent widespread flu and/or COVID-19 outbreaks at our program. We recommend that all individual’s stay home if experiencing COVID-19, cold or flu-like symptoms.  To decide whether to send your individual to program or not, please consider the following guidelines: 

 

Keep the individual at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Very stuffy or runny nose where secretions cannot be contained and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep or COVID-19)
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Chills 
  • Feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness, or muscle aches 
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough 
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose 

 

Definitely keep the individual at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID-19: 

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your individual may return to program only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 48 hours without fever reducing medication such as; Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
  • Vomiting (even once) 

 

To help prevent COVID-19, the flu and other colds, ensure good hygiene habits: 

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

 

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  An individual who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 48 hours.  An individual who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to program.  Often when an individual awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your individual at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to program. The individual should be physically able to participate in all program activities on return to program Keeping a sick individual at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses. Medical clearance by a healthcare provider is required for an individual to return to the program after Hospitalizations/E.R. visits or medical absences of three days or more.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at our program as healthy as possible. 

 

Sincerely,

Diane Brown-King RN           

Healthcare Supervisor (Acting)

617-332-7477 x5004

 


COVID-19 Exposure Notification Letter

5/24/2022

All Price Center Programs are Closed 5/25/22-5/31/22

Dear Staff/Guardian,

Despite our best efforts to remain illness free, we learned late last night of multiple positive cases of Covid-19 at The Price Center. After lengthy discussion and review of the resulting cases, we do believe that the risk of resulting cluster outbreaks within programs at this time is relatively high. In light of this information, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all Price Center Programs through Tuesday 5/31/22, with a plan to re-open on Wednesday 6/01/22.  

What control measures have we implemented?

 All Price Center Programs are Closed 5/25/22-5/31/22

Tuesday 5/31/22: All Staff that tested negative will be re-tested to ensure that all positive cases have been identified and isolated. Any individuals that reside at home should also be tested to ensure that we have all data necessary to re-open safely.

  • Testing will be conducted from 9:00AM-12:30PM
  • Individuals can be tested at home with a rapid test, a photo of the test with the date of the test and individuals name should be sent to the individual’s program director.
    • Do not test the individual earlier than 5/31 if testing with a rapid test.
  • Individuals cannot return to program until a negative test result is obtained either via PCR through on-site testing on 5/31 or on a rapid test at home with proof provided to your program director.
  • ***Please notify your program director if you would like to have your individual tested, and plan to have the individual remain in your vehicle for testing. If you are unable to reach your program director, feel free to contact the nursing department either via e-mail at nursing@thepricecenter.org or by phone at 617-244-0065 X4020***

If an individual resides in a group home:

  • Have the individual tested via PCR no earlier than on Monday 5/30, preferable test date 5/31.
  • Results should be sent to Nursing@thepricecenter.org
  • Individuals cannot return to program until a negative result is obtained and a copy provided to their respective program director.

Please check the Covid-19 section of our website for additional updates.

Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me either by e-mail Rivnitskaya@thepricecenter.org or by phone at 617-244-0065 X5004.

Thank you,

Renata Ivnitskaya BSN, RN

Director of Nursing and Healthcare Services


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