Life on campus
About half of our 180 staff are working at home and the only people coming onto campus are essential staff who are taking care of the residential youth 24/7. Employees that are still on campus include residential counselors, supervisors, managers and clinicians, maintenance, kitchen, front office staff, and a few members of administrative staff.
Staff have been instructed to self monitor, which includes taking their temperature and staying home if exhibiting any symptoms of the illness.
Our 24/7 nursing staff is also monitoring all staff and children regularly for any signs of virus symptoms so we can react quickly. Staff are required to wear face masks and social distancing is reinforced as is good hygiene and cleaning practices.
Despite our following all CDC, Department of Health, and DCYF protocols, we have four staff and three youth who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff are all resting at home and will return when deemed clear by the RI Department of Health. The children who tested positive are resting in a special isolation unit where they are cared for 24/7.The majority of children in our care have tested negative for the virus.
We are working closely with the RI Department of Health and DCYF to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions to slow the spread of the disease.