With COVID-19 still very much a part of our lives today, as an in-home care provider, it’s imperative 24 Hour Home Care remains proactive in the protection of our employees and clients. 24 Hour Home Care has been taking preventive measures against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and closely monitors CDC updates.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we believe in the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster for all our caregivers. Recently, we launched our Play It SAFE campaign to help achieve 100% compliance with local and federal vaccination mandates and to combat the rapid growth of COVID-19 variants.
As your health and safety continue to be our priority, we’ve provided convenient access to resources and information related to COVID-19 below.
How we are Playing it SAFE:
- 24 Hour Home Care intends to achieve 100% compliance with local and federal vaccination mandates and is closely monitoring updates. We are working towards meeting California Department of Public Health’s recent Public Health Order*, that states all health care workers who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot will be required to meet the status of “fully vaccinated and boosted”.
- We are offering our caregivers on a first-come basis surgical masks free of charge to be utilized during their shifts.
- We are providing various resources for our caregivers, such as Paid Sick Leave, testing centers locations and information, and requiring health status notifications for those that are exposed or experiencing symptoms.
1) Weekly Testing Requirement:
- California caregivers who have a qualifying medical or religious exemption or fall under the family exclusion, are not required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
2) Mask Requirement:
- All Frontline Care team members, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face mask while conducting any work. Effective 1/17/22, all caregivers must wear a well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 or KN95 at all times while working. Cloth masks are no longer acceptable face coverings.
- We are offering our caregivers on a first-come basis surgical masks free of charge to be utilized during their shifts. Please email PPE@24hrcares.com to request protective gear (masks/gloves/face shields).
- Regular hand washing and physical distancing are also encouraged as best practice to reduce the spread of germs.
Are You Vaccine Hesitant?
If you are still on the fence about the vaccine, we encourage you to listen to your public health experts and speak with your health providers. Over the past year 24 Hour Home Care has hosted informational webinars with infectious disease experts.
As an essential health care worker you are at increased risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others simply due to the nature of your day-to-day work. Caregivers typically work in client homes and within close contact with clients, usually within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.
Getting an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine not only protects you against a deadly COVID-19 reaction, but it also protects your colleagues, household members, and vulnerably clients.
The most common vaccine side effects are arm pain in the arm, exhaustion, headaches, body aches, chills, and fever.
Side effects of contracting COVID and not being vaccinated include fever, cough, fatigue, sore throat, congestion, vomiting or nausea, trouble breathing, chest pain, confusion, hospitalization and death.
Additional Safety Protocols
Stopping a pandemic requires us to use all the tools available. This includes wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from people who don’t live with you, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, washing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated.
If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have tested positive, please notify your office as soon as possible. Here is additional guidance to keep you safe.
|Indoors||Masks Required||Masks Required|
|Outdoors||Masks Not Required||Masks Not Required|
|In Groups||Social Distancing Recommended||Social Distancing Recommended|
|After Travelling||Self-Quarantine Recommended for at least 5 days; testing recommended on day 5 after exposure||Self-Quarantine Recommended for at least 5 days; testing recommended on day 5 after exposure|
|If Exposed To COVID-19 Person||Self-Quarantine Recommended for at least 5 days; testing recommended on day 5 after exposure||Self-Quarantine Recommended for at least 5 days; testing recommended on day 5 after exposure|
|Confirmed COVID-19||Self-Quarantine Required for at least 5 days. If asymptomatic and test negative after Day 5, then can return to work. If unable to test after Day 5, must self-quarantine for at least 10 days and can return to work if asymptomatic.||Self-Quarantine Required for at least 5 days. If asymptomatic and test negative after Day 5, then can return to work. If unable to test after Day 5, must self-quarantine for at least 10 days and can return to work if asymptomatic.|
Resources and Information About COVID for Website
- City of LA
- LA County Department of Public Health
- State of California
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Multi-lingual for translation of COVID-19 info