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Natrona County Meals On Wheels COVID-19 Action Plan

Week 1: Start Monday, March 9th

 

  • Quality hygiene practices by all staff and volunteers (communicate and post information)
  • Staff to begin preparedness
    • Order emergency meals to cover client meals for 12 days (2 emergency meals where sent out a week ago). One meals per day.
    • Making frozen meals in case we need them to cover delays in deliveries.
  • Disinfect/sanitize office, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, volunteer room and all handles daily
  • Volunteers with underlying conditions asked to take a leave of absence
  • Volunteers returning from foreign travel asked to take 14 days off from volunteering
  • Staff/volunteers with any signs or symptoms to implement social distancing for at least 14 days
  • Sanitize delivering bags daily after deliveries are made.
  • MOW building closed to general public.
  • Distribute communication to public (press release, Facebook update, MOW website)
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Week 2: Start Monday, March 16th

  • Continue communication to public (press release, Facebook update, MOW website)
  • Continue communication to clients.
  • Distribute communication to volunteer drivers (attached to route sheets)
  • Still working on getting emergency meals ordered due to change in distributors quantities
  • In-home assessments done via phone.
  • Social distancing expected by volunteers and staff in the MOW building and on deliveries.
  • Survey clients to see if they need toilet paper, sanitizer ect…
  • Collect things need on survey
  • Let each recipient know that starting next week we will deliver to coolers only, unless they cannot physically get meals out of the cooler.
  • Take and record body temperature of all staff and volunteers daily upon arrival for shift.

 

 

Week 3: Start Monday, March 23rd

  • MOW building closed to general public and volunteer drivers
  • Continue communication to public (press release, Facebook update, MOW website)
  • Continue communication to clients.
  • Deliver meals to coolers only for clients.
  • Allow no one but staff and board in the MOW building
  • Distribute essentials to clients in need.
  • Executive Committee meet to make a plan for how to handle wages and employees that wish to self-quarantine.

 

   

 

Day by Day 3: Things to consider (TBD)

 

  • Distribute emergency meals when delivered for all clients for 14 days
  • Increase frequency of phone calls to clients for well-being checks
  • Seek additional funding (government, business and private)