June 19, 2020: Important COVID-19 Testing Requirement
Take Care continues to monitor CDC and the State Health Department to ensure our healthcare heroes get the latest information about COVID-19. The following information is from the Florida Department of Health concerning COVID-19 testing for healthcare workers providing care at Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and/or Skilled Facilities so please read this carefully.
The Department of Health is now mandating that anyone providing care at Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and/or Skilled Facilities will be required to be tested for COVID-19 every 2 weeks, ongoing, beginning July 7, 2020. This does not include providing care at private residences or independent living facilities at this time.
If you currently work with a Take Care client(s) in an ALF and/or a Skilled Facility, you will need to be tested for COVID-19 by June 30th and then every 2 weeks, ongoing, as long as you continue to provide care to Take Care clients in an ALF and/or Skilled Facility until further notice. Testing for healthcare workers is free and we have included a list of some testing sites that we are aware of for your convenience. Please ensure you call the number provided before going to any site listed as days/times are subject to change.
Take Care will provide additional information regarding the testing every two weeks as we learn more so please watch for future updates with this information.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Take Care and the clients for which you provide care and contact either Nursing or Human Resources with any questions.