In the wake of growing nationwide concern over the Coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to take a moment to address some of those concerns as they pertain to Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc.
We find ourselves in a unique position: We’re a medical facility with a population of immune-compromised individuals who have come to us for addiction and alcoholism treatment, as well as for shelters and permanent housing. Our goal is to keep our employees and clients healthy.
(updated August 10, 2021)
ACTS continues to monitor rates of COVID-19 in the communities we serve along with updates to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, the state of Florida is in the grip of a significant wave of COVID cases due to the new Delta Variant of COVID-19. We are assessing the current situation and adjusting protocols as needed. In the past 14 days, ACTS has seen an increase in cases of COVID-19 in both staff and clients. After careful consideration, we have determined it is necessary to pause our Pandemic Recovery Status and move back into Phase III of our Pandemic Alert Status. The health and safety of our staff and clients remain our top priority.
It is important that we continue to operate as a team, enforcing COVID-19 protocols, behaving responsibly in the community, and protecting ourselves and each other. In regards to program and operational practices, effective immediately, the following protocols have been reestablished below:
Face Coverings/Masks & PPE:
Face coverings/masks are required to be worn by all clients and staff, regardless of vaccination status, in all programs and administration. The decision to mandate universal masking is our way to get ahead of protecting our workforce.
Procedure Masks, not just a cloth face covering, should be used when providing direct client care or interacting within 6 feet of any client.
Full PPE (gown, glove, and procedure mask) should used when providing services to any client who is under quarantine, under isolation, or is having symptoms of illness.
Staff continue to have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to the availability of multiple vaccine options in the community. ACTS will continue to provide resources and information for those interested in receiving the vaccine. We will be conferring with other organizations and community partners in regards to where we stand on mandating vaccines.
Daily Employee Screening:
Client Related Protocols
Additional Employee Services/Safety Practices
These modifications are intended to protect us and those we serve. Thank you for your attention and immediate compliance.