This page is meant for internal COVID Policies and updates only. As the pandemic continues to present new challenges, we remain flexible to adjust and respond as needed. We know that constant changing guidelines can be confusing so we have curated this space to ensure the most up to date information in a clear and concise way. We aim to follow guidelines from entities such as the CDC, State (MDH), and Local (BCHD) agencies. Resources such as flyers and signage are the bottom of the page. Please refer to information and links below for the latest updates from Marian House. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor or Psalms Rojas.
Masks are required at all times in shared spaces for all individuals except when alone and/or eating and drinking.
JANUARY 11, 2022 – Omicron Info
Omicron Quick Facts – Delivered to residents at Resident Staff Meeting
JANUARY 10, 2022 – Extra Sick Leave
- All fully vaccinated staff who work full time will be given an additional 40 hours of medical leave effective immediately. You will see this reflected in your paystub on 1/14/22.
- Any staff less than full time will receive pro-rated medical leave.
- To the degree that you are able, COVID affected staff who are not able to work in the office, will be allowed to work from home.
- This needs to be pre-approved with your supervisor.
- Note that not all staff can do their work remotely and not all requests will be granted.
- If granted, this will not be counted against your sick time.
- If a staff member exhausts her/his medical leave, the staff person will be required to use other personal or vacation leave for time out of the office and not able to work.
- A staff person who also exhaust her/his PTO benefits will be allowed to go up to negative 40 hrs of vacation time to cover time off.
JANUARY 5, 2022 – Quarantine & Isolation
In a recent meeting with the health department, we were made aware that the Baltimore City Health Department is not adopting the new CDC 5 day rule until MDH provides more guidance. Therefore, we as an organization will go back to the 10 day isolation to be in accordance with our local health department recommendations. This means we are back to following the guidelines below for residents and staff, please read entirely:
If you find out you have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, please watch for symptoms for the next 14 days. Also, wait 5-7 days after your last exposure to that person before getting tested, as getting tested soon can lead to false negatives.
- Unvaccinated: Quarantine for 14 days if you have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID. If you develop symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your primary care provider.
- Vaccinated: Does not need to quarantine, continue diligent mask wearing, and should test 5-7 days after exposure, even if there are no symptoms.
If you find our you are positive for COVID-19, you must immediately self-isolate.
- With Symptoms: To calculate your 10 full day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed.
- No Symptoms: If you test positive for COVID-19 and never develop symptoms, day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (based on the date you were tested) and day 1 is the first full day after your positive test. If you develop symptoms after testing positive, your 10-day isolation period must start over. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed.
- Special circumstances for residents: Some of our residents work in the healthcare field or in other settings where they are only being allotted the 5 day isolation. In a case where the resident must return to work, they will still be considered in isolation in the house, meaning that they may only leave for work, but otherwise cannot be leaving the house for social activities. When they are in the house, they will still be on quarantine/isolation, meaning separate bathroom and shower stalls, and separate meal times.
- Special circumstances for staff: As previously stated – we are exercising understanding and flexibility with allowing work from home. If you are quarantining/isolating and feel physically able to work from home during your quarantine/isolation, please speak to your supervisor about coming up with a plan the fits you and your duties. You may also take sick days/hours as needed/able. (Meaning, if you are sick, please take your sick time to rest, we are not expecting you to work from home when you are actively feeling ill).
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