Folks, Please Stay Safe Out There . . .
Florida Reports Another Pandemic Record with 9,585 New Cases Being Reported . . . And the Bars are Shut Down, Again!
The Florida Department of Health reported that 132,545 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. At least 3,489 people have died from the new coronavirus in Florida, 25 more than on Friday, the state reported.
As the state reopens, staff members risk even more exposure to someone with COVID-19. Even when off-duty, staff should be mindful of social distancing, using appropriate PPE, infection control procedures.
The consequences of exposure to COVID-19 are wide-ranging – not only will the staff person be quarantined, but all other staff members and residents that had close contact with the affected staff member will likely be isolated for 14 days. Additionally, with the virus capable of spreading before symptoms appear, the risk of spreading into a community is critical. One innocent act can significantly disrupt the lives of residents, families, staff and the skew the cost of bringing in temporary staff, of defending agency complaints and civil lawsuits, etc.