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COVID Travel Policy
Based on the recent spikes in Covid 19 cases in so many US states, for the safety of our staff and clients we are implementing a temporary COVID Travel Policy effective immediately.
ABC Home Healthcare discourages travel to those parts of the country that are having spikes in cases or designated as a “hot spot” by the CDC. Any employees who travels to these areas may be required to quarantine (unpaid) for 14 days before returning to work or obtain two negative tests. This is dependent upon the means of travel as well as the location, etc.
STOP THE SPREAD
Beginning July 10th Massachusetts will offer COVID testing in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. The Stop The Spread program will support the testing of asymptomatic individuals in these communities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It is available in Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, and New Bedford. If you are a resident of one of these communities, even if you have no COVID symptoms, please get tested to help stop the spread. There is no out of pocket cost for you to be tested.
Rapid COVID-19 Testing Available
PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Now offering testing for Essential Workers - To receive a COVID-19 test, you must complete a medical evaluation through a Virtual Visit or at one of their centers prior to receiving a test.
Reserved COVID-19 testing for essential workers every day!!
To schedule your medical evaluation or Virtual Visit, please click here: and select your state of residence to schedule your Virtual Visit, or, call 855-349-2828 for assistance with scheduling.
Lowell, MA. Workers who are symptomatic or have been exposed to a COVID-19 client can receive the COVID-19 rapid test at the Lowell location. APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. To qualify, complete the online pre-screening questionnaire and be sure to answer YES when asked if you are a healthcare worker AND that you care for older patients (are 60 or older).
For the latest updates on COVID-19 from CDC
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remains the best source for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19. Click here to visit the CDC website.
Best Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Keep Everyone Safe
The most important practices are the basics for coronavirus prevention everywhere, as recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Childcare Resources for Essential Workers
New Online Screening Tool for COVID-19 Released
Buoy Health online 24/7 tool which is free for Massachusetts residents to navigate COVID19 symptoms and be connected to care. This tool uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.buoy.com/mass
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We've pulled together all you need to know about masks in one place. From wearing to caring, doning to doffing. Visit our mask page for what you need to know.
April 2020 Office Hours by Location
Wakefield 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Lawrence 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Gloucester 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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- ABC Travel and Dress Code Policy Updates (7/3/2007)
- Seniors Continue to Need Your Help - COVID-19 Survey (6/4/20)
- Wearing & Caring for Cloth Masks (5/22/20)
- Wearing & Caring for N95 Masks (5/22/20)
- Wearing & Caring for Surgical Masks (5/22/20)
- Re-opening Massachusetts - what it means to you (5/18/20)
- See How Germs Spread (5/7/20)
- ABC Caregiver Updates - Mandated Mask Use & Care (4/15/20)
- ABC Caregiver Updates (4/7/20)
COVID-19 Online Caregiver Training
COVID-19: A Guide for Direct Care Workers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?
- Shortness of breath / respiratory issues
What should you do if you become sick with symptoms of possible COVID-19?
Call your health care provider for guidance, and your supervisor.
What is quarantine?
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were
exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.