At UCP, we take the health and safety of the people we support and our employees extremely seriously, so a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a top health priority. We are constantly reviewing guidance from the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health, and other public health experts on the most effective ways to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using that information along with internal conversations with key team members, we’ve implemented a flexible, comprehensive response for preventing spread of this contagious virus within our programs and facilities.
In the event the virus spreads in or near communities where UCP operates, we are fully prepared to make changes to the way we manage our response. Our programmatic decisions regarding COVID-19 are based on the most current trends in community transmission rates.
In addition to the Universal Precautions UCP of Georgia already observes, employees entering UCP-operated buildings also undergo mandatory screening for COVID symptoms including temperature checks. Face coverings are required in all UCP program locations. Surfaces are cleaned and sanitized multiple times daily. HEPA air filters are used in home locations where individuals may present with COVID symptoms. Internally, UCP of Georgia conducts employee contact tracing if and when potential COVID exposures are discovered.