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Employees

BAYADA monitors the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak daily and prioritizes the health and safety of our employees and clients. Our comprehensive Infection Prevention Program provides the highest standards of infection prevention practices as recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our clinicians pre-screen for COVID-19 every day before reporting to work and are required to wear both a surgical mask and eye protection at a minimum during every visit or shift (additional personal protective equipment is provided as needed based on client scenario).

You can trust BAYADA to manage even the most complex care needs to help clients remain safe and independent at home during this global pandemic.

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FAQs
  • What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • It is a new Coronavirus that was originally detected in Wuhan, China, that has become a global pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person. This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • How is COVID-19 spread?
  • COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Person-to-person spread means:

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • From respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can possibly land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, be inhaled into the lungs, or land on surfaces that people touch.
    • People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
    • There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away. These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation. Sometimes the infected person was breathing heavily, for example while singing or exercising.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • There are a wide range of symptoms of COVID-19 reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • How soon after exposure to COVID-19 do signs and symptoms occur?
  • Symptoms occur anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • What is the risk to me?
    • This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment may change daily. The latest updates are available on the CDC's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
    • Older adults and people of any age who have certain underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
    • Health care workers are at an increased risk for exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases due to the nature of their work, which typically involves direct, hands-on care.
  • What is BAYADA doing to keep me safe?
    • BAYADA has an Infection Prevention Program that provides the highest standards of infection prevention practices as recommended by the CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
    • The annual education Staying Healthy: A Guide to Infection Prevention booklet outlines all of these practices; if you have misplaced your copy, please contact your office or go to www.bayada.com/stayinghealthy.asp.
    • BAYADA is following CDC travel-related guidelines, which instruct all international travelers to stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitoring their health, and practicing social distancing. BAYADA also adheres to any state-specific domestic travel advisories and/or executive orders.
    • BAYADA continues to develop educational resources as the situation evolves and is sending frequent communication updates to offices and field employees with guidance to best support you and our clients.
  • What can I do to keep clients and myself safe?
    • Open communication with your office is a key element to keeping both you and your clients safe.
    • In general, please do not come to work sick.
    • Alert your office if you or anyone you have been in contact with have any of the symptoms listed above that are a change in baseline condition.
    • Alert your office if you or someone you have been in contact with are traveling to or have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, or if you are travelling to domestic location that would subject you to quarantine requirements upon your return per any state-specific travel advisories or executive orders.
    • Alert your office of any communication that is shared with you by your clients, their families, your friends, or relatives regarding possible exposure to COVID-19 so we can provide you with any additional information to keep everyone safe.
    • Consistently follow all recommended practices for hand hygiene and standard precautions, as well as COVID-19 specific protocols including the use of surgical masks and eye protection for all client interactions.
    • View this at-a-glance guide to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines.
Clients
Clients

At BAYADA, we believe our clients come first. Our mission is, and always has been, to help people have a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation in the US, we understand you, our clients, may have questions about what BAYADA is doing to keep you safe. Please review the frequently asked questions and answers found in our English Client Education Tool or Spanish Client Education Tool as well as our Why BAYADA Employees Continue to Wear PPE tool (Español), to learn more about COVID-19 and what we’re doing to ensure your safety.

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FAQs
  • What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • It is a new Coronavirus that was originally detected in Wuhan, China, that has become a global pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person. This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • What precautions should I take to avoid getting sick?
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with individuals who are showing symptoms of illness.
    • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • Wear a mask when running errands or venturing out into the community.
    • Talk to your doctor about receiving the annual Influenza vaccination.

  • What is BAYADA doing to keep me safe?
    • BAYADA’s Infection Prevention Program provides the highest standards of infection prevention practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    • We consistently educate our clinical staff and provide oversight to ensure that they are following all the recommended standards.
    • Our employees are educated not to come to work if they are sick. All employees are now wearing surgical masks and eye protection (goggles or face shields) when providing care to all clients, and increasing the level of personal protective equipment when required in accordance with BAYADA protocol.
    • BAYADA employees are provided with education and support to recognize signs and symptoms of COVID-19, persons at risk, and measures to take when caring for clients with or exposed to COVID-19.
    • Employees are also self-screening for symptoms prior to the start of any client visit or shift.
    • BAYADA is following CDC travel-related guidelines, which instruct all international travelers and those who traveled to an area experiencing ongoing transmission in the United States to stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitoring their health, and practicing social distancing.
    • We are encouraging clients to notify their BAYADA office if they or someone they have had contact with have developed symptoms, recently traveled, or had exposure to someone with COVID-19.
    • BAYADA has established processes to facilitate communication and to provide daily updates to all of our offices and employees nationwide as the situation continues to evolve, to keep you and your BAYADA caregivers safe.
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • There are a wide range of symptoms of COVID-19 reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • How is COVID-19 spread?
  • The virus is spread mainly from person-to-person:

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet).
    • From respiratory droplets produced when an infected individual coughs or sneezes.
  • How soon after exposure to COVID-19 do signs and symptoms occur?
    • Symptoms occur anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • Where can I go for more information on COVID-19?
    • Please reach out to your BAYADA office with any questions.
    • For real-time updates on COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov.
Referrals
Referrals, Payors, and Partners

We'd like to update you on how BAYADA is responding to and working through preparedness plans as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves. We are monitoring the situation daily, and the health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. BAYADA's comprehensive Infection Prevention Program provides the highest standards of infection prevention practices as recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While we know the uncertainty and dynamics of COVID-19 will pose many challenges, we will strive to ensure minimal interruption to the client care we provide and our ability to continue to meet your members' needs and accept new patients.

A message to our referral sources, payors, and partners

community
Community

BAYADA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. As with any virus, there are simple good hygiene practices you can follow to protect yourself and loved ones. Learn about BAYADA's highest standards for infection prevention and for more information about good hand hygiene, visit the CDC's Clean Hands Save Lives website.


Important reminders from The Centers for Disease Control:
Practice good hygiene

  • Important reminders from The Centers for Disease Control: Practice good hygiene, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth where viruses can easily enter; disinfect frequently touched surfaces, cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and immediately dispose tissue in a trash can; and stay home when you are sick. View this resource

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