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Capital Caring Health: COVID-19 Update
The coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve rapidly, both globally and locally. In keeping with our Core Values, the safety of our staff and the quality of care we provide to our patients remain the two most important priorities at Capital Caring Health.
The Capital Caring Health Incident Command Center Team is taking steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, patients and family members.
The following new guidelines are now in effect as of March 12, 2020, at Capital Caring Health.
- Capital Caring Health is following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has developed a comprehensive plan to maintain the safety of our staff while ensuring that we continue to provide the patients and their families with advanced illness care of the highest quality.
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Visitation to Inpatient Units
- Visitors will continue to be screened before entering any of our inpatient units.
Meetings at Neighborhood & Corporate Offices
- Onsite meetings with vendors and other guests are discontinued; meetings should be conducted by teleconference or virtually (e.g. Skype) until further notice.
Chaplain, Grief Counselor and Social Worker Home and Facility Visits
- In most cases, Chaplain, Grief Counselor and Social Worker visits will be conducted virtually.
- If there is an urgent need for an on-site visit, caregivers should call 703-485-8949.
Grief Support Classes
- Scheduled in-person support groups/workshops are suspended until further notice.
- We will continue to provide individual grief support. However, grief counseling services will take place via the telephone until further notice.
- All in-person volunteer services are suspended until further notice.
- Volunteers who make Tuck-In Calls will make the call from their own homes in accordance with HIPAA regulations and guidance from their Community and Volunteer Engagement Manager.
- We are continuing to monitor this rapidly evolving situation, and our team has developed a comprehensive response plan to help maintain the safety and well-being of our employees, patients, families, and volunteers.
We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves. Please refer to CDC resources below for additional updates.
Where can I find more information and recommendations about COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has a page dedicated to COVID-19. Other sources of information are the World Health Organization and state and local health departments.
- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ (CDC)
- https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 (WHO)
- https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/ (Virginia)
- https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx (Maryland)
- https://coronavirus.dc.gov/ (Washington, D.C.)
The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website, which is being updated frequently.
You can also learn how your state’s department of public health is responding to the situation by visiting the website for the state where you live