Accucare Travel Policy Effective 3/3/2020
Accucare Nursing has been closely monitoring the recent outbreak of Novel Corona (COVID-19) virus. As of two days ago, there is a confirmed case in New York State (NYC). More cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in communities in the United States. It’s likely that at some point, the widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.
Effective immediately, any nurse who has traveled recently must report to the agency the location they traveled. Accucare Nursing will be notifying your patient’s family of any such travel. It will be the sole discretion of the individual family to decide if you may return to their home immediately, or whether they will ask for a clearance period. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of sickness or have been exposed to anyone who has traveled, we ask that you inform the office immediately.
Visits to the office after travel:
As an agency, we are implementing a two-week clearance period. During that initial two weeks, we are asking our nurses to conduct all necessary business with the office remotely. If you need help in doing so, please reach out.
Accucare Mask Policy 3/3/2020
Weare encouraging all of our nurses to wear masks at the bedside. Accucare Nursing has been closely monitoring the recent outbreak of Novel Corona (COVID-19) virus. It’s likely that at some point, the widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. At that time, we may require that masks be worn. Please remember, although we are only encouraging the wearing of masks currently, your patient’s family has the right to insist that you wear one. If you need masks, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may accommodate you.