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Procedures for following CDC
and Health Department
When serving as a TRC Chaperone, it is critical that you closely abide by current CDC guidelines, as well as any additional Health Department guidelines.
Existing CDC guidelines for COVID-19 are listed below and will be updated within the transportation for an appointment, in accordance with guidance provided by your state’s Health Department:
Fully vaccinated individuals as of May 2021
CDC guidelines indicate that individuals who are fully vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
The CDC recommends that anyone who has a preexisting condition, or is taking medication that weakens the immune system, may NOT be fully protected even after they, and people around them, are fully vaccinated and continue to exercise all precautions.
The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk and certain medical conditions can also increase risk for severe illness. People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19; the CDC recommends the following:
Wear a mask when you interact with others.
Limit your in-person interactions with other people as much as possible, particularly when indoors.
Keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away, which is about 2 arm lengths).
Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Then wash your hands.
Clean high-touch surfaces and objects regularly (for example, daily or after each use) and after you have visitors in your home.
As a TRC Chaperone you won’t be aware of the medical history for each client and, for that reason, it is important to ask if your client prefers that you wear a mask before each interaction. Clients may experience anxiety related to medical appointments, complying with their request to wear a mask is an easy accommodation to eliminate any additional stressors.
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