Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
As of November 4th, 2021, the CMS issued a final ruling requiring mandatory vaccination of workers in healthcare settings including home healthcare workers. This ruling applies to all employees, including volunteers and students, in health care settings regardless of whether their positions are clinical or non-clinical.
We check to make sure our caregivers are fully vaccinated before they are added to your plan of care. Per federal guidelines, we also applications for religious and medical exemptions and we carefully review these applications.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
- Centers for Disease Control guidance to help our families work with us to lower the risk of secondary transmission. CDC Guidance for Home Care
- We are doing what we can to lower the spread of this disease. Hygiene and social distancing should be explained in a way that educates. We found a great video produced by a Weill Cornell Medical College physician that empowers and protects families.
- Handwashing properly is more important than ever to control the spread. Watch this video, especially the end, where it instructs how to finish up.
Where to get tested
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: tests for current infection (viral tests) and tests for past infection (antibody tests). Learn more.
Virtual and Clinic access
You are advised to schedule a virtual visit with a clinician so that you can be assessed before getting in your car and driving to a testing center. We know of two providers in New London county that have streamlined the process for getting tested. It's not a perfect system, but it is the best available today considering the limited amount of tests available.
CVS Minute Clinic - They offer Rapid Result and Lab Testing at drive in locations, and you must have your insurance card ready when registering. Find a clinic near your zipcode.
Hartford Healthcare - They charge you $60 for a virtual visit if you don't have qualifying insurance. If you need assistance please call (860)777-1280.