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Employees,

Our Senior Leadership Team has had discussion regarding Coronavirus and preparation for New Foundations.  We will continue to meet with additional senior managers to identify and implement precautions and contingencies.  We will be reviewing and following federal, state, and local recommendations, in essence universal precautions, combined with contingencies specific to New Foundations, i.e. methods of communication, supply lists, hygiene etiquette, operations contingencies, etc. 

Below is a list from our State Association with 10 links to relevant information regarding Coronavirus, #2 is especially informative, and #5 is relevant guidance for us as a work site.  We don’t intend to portray our agency as the experts or knowledge source so we will be relying upon and referencing the relevant authorities.   Please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of SLT if you have questions in the meantime, and we will be providing information regarding precautions at New Foundations.  Again, the best course of action is for all of us to take personal responsibility to avail ourselves of available information through the CDC, SCDHEC, etc.  Our highest priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the children and families we serve in our group homes, foster homes, community based homes, family counseling center, and for all of our staff and visitors.

Thank you,

Regards,

Steve

Coronavirus Information – The Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Center compiled the resources below:

1. World Health Organization’s Free Learning Resource a. Link: https://openwho.org/

2. World Health Organization’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public a. Link: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

3. World Health Organization’s Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak a. Link: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/key-planning-recommendations-for-mass-gatherings-in-the-context-of-the-current-covid-19-outbreak

4. U.S. Travel Association’s Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19) a. Link: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020 a. Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel a. Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

7. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration a. Link: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

8. Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Canceling an Event and Liability Risks a. Link: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/coronavirus-law

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication a. Link: https://www.orau.gov/cdcynergy/erc/CERC%20Course%20Materials/CERC_Book.pdf

10. ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases a. American Society of Refrigerating Engineers

b. Link: https://www.ashrae.org/File%20Library/About/Position%20Documents/Airborne-Infectious-Diseases.pdf

c. Provides view thinking about airborne diseases in relation to your HVAC sys