Our COVID 19 Policy and Procedures
Updated September 1st, 2021
Hennepin County recognizes us as an essential senior service. As of September 2021, at least 94% of our employees have been fully vaccinated.
Gentle Transitions is doing our best to assure the health and safety of our clients and employee group by following careful protocol. We are also in ongoing communication with the communities and buildings where we conduct moves, assuring that there have been no cases (for the past 14 days) in the area of the community in which we work.
If our client or family members request being present during the move, we require that they wear masks.
WHAT IS THE SOONEST GENTLE TRANSITIONS WILL WORK WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY HAD COVID 19.
We will allow our Gentle Transitions team to work with someone who has recently had Covid no sooner than 10 days after their symptoms first appeared (CDC Guidelines) and after they’ve had a negative Covid test.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN ENTERING SENIOR COMMUNITIES-
When entering a senior community, GT employees are requested to complete a wellness screening and temperature check.
We are aware that it may be challenging due to space restrictions but we do our best to limit staff numbers on job so that we can meet social distancing recommendations. When in a client’s home/apartment, whenever possible, we make an attempt to keep a safe distance between client/families and our co-workers.
Our Gentle Transitions Supply Assistant will provide CDC required PPE including masks, gloves and sanitizer. Some communities require additional PPE, which they provide. The vast majority of senior communities still require masks at all times, and we happily comply with this policy, as we know that safety is top priority.
CLIENT APARTMENT DOORS-
For the health and safety of our employees and the residents in the building where we are working, we ask that the apartment doors are kept closed during packs and unpacks to discourage other resident drop-ins and to allow safe social distancing.
In addition, for reasons mentioned above, whenever possible, we request minimal family presence during our moves.
ADDITIONAL PEOPLE DROPPING IN APARTMENT DURING MOVE
For health, safety and social distancing, we ask that our client’s refrain from having additional people in their homes/apartments while the Gentle Transitions team is present (e.g. Maintenance, Marketing, Nursing, furniture deliveries, etc.).
We thank all involved for their confidence in Gentle Transitions to provide a high level of service with safety in mind.
Diane and Bill, Co-Owners of Gentle Transitions