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Coastal Neighbors COVID-19 Response

updated 4 May 2021

Overview

Coastal Neighbors Network top priority is the safety of members and volunteers in all interactions. Our guidelines/protocols are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are predicated on recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Governor Baker's office.

Member & Volunteer COVID-19 Recommendations and Protocols

  • We strongly recommend that all members and volunteers get vaccinated. We do not feel that we can mandate vaccinations; however, we can limit services (length of service) to individuals who are not vaccinated.

  • We will no longer require that volunteers wear disposable gloves but advise that a pair of gloves remain in the volunteer’s travel bag with an extra mask and hand sanitizer for each volunteer.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, volunteers and members should continue to wear masks indoors and in cars. However, masks can be removed when outdoors to align with the newly revised guidelines by the CDC.

Many volunteers and members have received the COVID-19 vaccine. While the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 post-vaccination is extremely low, it still remains imperative that volunteers and members alike monitor their own health. Anyone who has any COVID symptoms should not make any visits or receive any services.

  • All members/volunteers must screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms daily, which includes checking for: fever, headache, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, loss of taste or smell or muscle aches.

  • Any member/volunteer who has any of the above symptoms is prohibited from receiving/providing services. Members/volunteers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will monitor their symptoms and will refrain from receiving/providing services until symptoms are resolved. Any member/volunteer who has shown symptoms, whether or not he/she has been vaccinated, are required to get tested for COVID-19 and/or follow current quarantine/isolation protocols before services can be resumed.

  • Any member/volunteer who has been a close contact of someone known to be positive for COVID-19 is prohibited from receiving/providing member services until current quarantine/isolation protocols have been followed. Vaccinated individuals are required to monitor symptoms for 10 days following a known COVID-19 exposure.

In crafting these guidelines, Coastal Neighbors Network’s first concern is that the safety of members and volunteers is the preeminent consideration in all interactions. All guidelines are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are predicated on recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Governor Baker’s office. Again, Coastal Neighbors Network strongly recommends that all members and volunteers receive the COVID-19 vaccine

 

CDC Links for Further Information

COVID Links and Information

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Coastal Neighbors Network, P.O. Box 80073, Dartmouth, MA 02748
508.556.4004  -  hello@coastalneighborsnetwork.org