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EThos Covid Policy 

In accordance with strict health department policy guidance in strict adherence to CDC guidelines, Ethos Care has adopted a stringent set of protocols to protect our Caregivers and the families we serve.    Whilst not limited to the following, we have expanded our operational practices and care technique to include reflect the following:   

  •  Workers must stay home if they are sick and will be paid fully for time take as sick, 
  • Screen workers and residents regularly for signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 
  • Immediately quarantine an employee for 14 days where exposure to a client / patient having symptoms or having recent covid exposure is confirmed.    
  • Visitors requesting care must produce a valid negative Covid-19 test result in accordance with the Bermuda testing protocol for visitors.
  • Caregivers are to be tested weekly and reporting available to the contacting family. 
  • Caregivers can support a maximum of 2 families over the course of one week.   
  • Caregivers are to have showered maximum 1 hour prior to scheduled sit. 
  • Caregivers must maintain a fair social distancing regime as applicable during the course of an engagement. 
  • Caregivers must wash hands and disinfect (using alcohol based sanitizer) frequently during the course of care delivery. 
  • Caregivers will use protective face covering during the duration of the sit.   
  • eThos CAre will maintain robust records and reporting platform to afford a full tracking schedule. 
  • All Care engagements -  min 4 hours / 12 hours weekly.  
  • Where a Carer has contracted covid and is unable to complete a care assignment / contract ; then the Provider will provide an alternate carer to the family as may be agreed.  Where the alternate Carer is not desired by the Client, then the agreement and all relevant terms are suspended for at least 10 days post the negative testing of the Carer.   There is no fee liability to the client.  
  • Where a client, or member of his / her family contracts covid, is a close contact to or is  in some way presents covid risk to the Carer, then the Provider reserves the right to withdraw services until the household can present a negative test result 5 days post the 1st negative test.    The family shall remain responsible for the ordinary 5 days of intended / contracted coverage relevant to payment / fees owing to the Provider.