Here is the latest COVID update for MDS staff.

When do I need to wear a mask?

-Anyone working inside with an individual who is not fully vaccinated
-Anyone working inside who is not vaccinated
-When requested by the individual or guardian
-While performing personal care
-When working closely (within 2-3 feet) with individuals who are medically fragile regardless of individual's vaccination status (not including car if windows are open)
-Working in a staffed residence with 3 or more individuals
-Transportation that combines multiple households unless vaccination status is known
-Guests in staffed residences are requested to be masked

When do I need to wear a mask in the MDS office?

-Recommend the use of mask in all common areas
-Require it of those who are not vaccinated (do we use honor system? Pretty easy to figure out since we know who was vaccinated)
-Reception is required to put on a mask when guests enter and we would require any non-MDS staff to wear masks since we will have no idea if they're vaccinated
-If you are in someone else’s office and they want you to wear a mask

Other important notes:

-Guests need to continue to call when arriving and wait in car until conference room is available
-Guests still need to be screened
-Unvaccinated staff and individuals must still be screened

Known Covid exposure:
-If fully vaccinated- no quarantine required, monitor for symptoms; quarantine & test if symptomatic
-Not fully vaccinated- need to quarantine for 10 days and get tested before returning to work

***If there are other scenarios not mentioned here, please email Mary-Anne Wisell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ***

GUIDANCE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE based on local infection rates.