County Department Reopening Safety Plan: Submission #59
Please provide in detail any physical space modifications that are proposed to achieve social distancing requirements. These modifications can include, but not limited to rearranging offices, adding physical barriers, etc.
Most SWAN sites are located in outreach locations that are often rented, shared spaces that would be difficult to implement extensive modifications or any brick and mortar changes. The Gowanda SWAN site, however, located within the Academy Place/HCA building, has ample room for social distancing. The number of congregate dining participants is small enough in the current floor plan to simply mark seats to be used at proper distances apart using the tables we already have at the site. THERE COULD BE A NEED for additional Plexiglas dining table dividers, however, since the Total Senior Care DayBreak participants would likely return to dining around the same time. With spacing and table Plexiglas, this site would be safe for dining. The Site Manager's staff desk is positioned far enough away from the general dining area, as well.
2. Communication will also be provided through bold postings in several locations, as visitors enter the SWAN site location. Site manager staff will also offer verbal guidance and assistance to seniors coming into the nutrition sites. Currently, information is being shared and updated regularly with staff, clients, and the public through email, phone, zoom/virtual meetings, social media, general mailings, and press releases.
3. For positive COVID-19, I and my staff have been notified to communicate immediately with Cattaraugus County Health Dept. Public Health Director and his staff for direction and compliance with COVID-19 protocol and procedure. This includes any contact with known COVID positives. Staff in the field and in outreach locations like the SWAN sites also know to contact the health department immediately in the event that they unexpectedly come into contact with someone reporting to be COVID positive.
Personal Protective Equipment, Social Distancing Markers, Signage, or Cleaning Products that you will need to reopen.