COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Boundless bases its COVID-19 policies on guidelines from the CDC, OSHA, the state of Ohio, and other regulatory bodies.
COVID is a rapidly evolving situation. The Boundless Pandemic Planning Team does its absolute best to monitor and incorporate changes recommended by CDC or ODH and to share those changes as quickly as possible. Please continue to check back for updates as they are announced.
A minor must have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.
An adult must have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Additionally, adults must also receive a booster shot five months after completing their initial series of vaccinations to remain classified as fully vaccinated.
To schedule your vaccination visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov today.
All tests for both employees and people served must be either proctored home tests or professionally administered (ex: urgent care, testing site, etc.).
- Fever or chills
- Dry cough
- Congestion or runny nose
- Night sweats
- Muscles or body aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- A rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Loss of speech or movement
If either party is unmasked, we define a COVID exposure as coming within less than six feet of a COVID-infected person for a cumulative total of fifteen minutes or more over a twenty-four-hour period (for example, three individual five-minute exposures for a total of fifteen minutes).
However, if both parties are correctly and consistently masked at all times, we define a COVID-19 exposure as coming within less than three feet of a COVID-infected person for a cumulative total of fifteen minutes or more over a twenty-four-hour period.
They may return to programming after all of the following conditions are met:
- They have isolated for five days from the date of their positive test (the date of the test is day zero).
- They have been fever and symptom-free for twenty-four hours.
- They can mask consistently for an additional five days.
If they cannot mask consistently, they must remain out of programming for ten days
If a person served by Boundless has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 that are unusual for them, they should isolate and obtain a test as soon as possible. If the test is negative, they may return to programming once their symptoms have resolved.
If the family/guardian chooses not to have them tested, they must remain out of programming for ten days (the date of symptom onset is day zero) or until they are asymptomatic – whichever is later.
If the person served is asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, they may return to programming immediately if they can wear a mask at all times (except while eating). The family or guardian must provide proof of vaccination, a copy of which should be kept in the client’s record.
If the client is unvaccinated, they must quarantine at home until all of the following conditions are met:
- They are asymptomatic.
- It has been five days since exposure (the day of exposure is day zero).
- They have received a negative test performed on day five or later.
- They mask for an additional five days consistently.
If the family declines to test, or the individual cannot consistently mask, they must remain out for ten days.
If an ICF/MSY resident tests positive for COVID, all facility residents must quarantine for fourteen days (the day of the last positive test in the facility is considered day zero).
If an ICF/MSY resident has symptoms of COVID, the resident should be tested as soon as possible. If the test is positive, all facility residents must quarantine for fourteen days (the day of the last positive test in the facility is considered day zero).
If an ICF or MSY resident is exposed to an individual with COVID, all residents must quarantine for fourteen days unless each resident is fully vaccinated and each resident has tested negative for COVID-19 on days five or six. (The day of exposure is considered day zero). If all residents have negative tests, the quarantine can be lifted. However, if one or more residents are not fully vaccinated, including a booster if applicable, the entire facility must remain in quarantine for fourteen days.
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In compliance with OSHA guidelines for healthcare providers, you must continue to wear a surgical mask while at work at a Boundless location. This includes all locations, including administrative buildings unless you are in an office by yourself with the door closed.
Beginning, Friday, March 25, we will now consider multiple factors when determining if protective eyewear is required while working with Boundless patients, clients, or residents, or when visiting a Boundless ICF location. Protective eyewear will be required:
if you work in a county recognized by the CDC as having a Substantial (orange) to High (red) rate of spread for COVID-19. At present, orange and red counties include Athens, Butler, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Lucas, Meigs, Monroe, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Scioto, and Vinton;
if protective eyewear is required as a part of an individualized care or treatment plan;
as part of universal precautions following a COVID-19 exposure or potential COVID-19 exposure; or
when working with a patient, client, or resident and there is a high risk of exposure to bodily fluids.
What You Need to Know
Boundless will continue to update changes to COVID-19 policies on Thursday afternoon.
Managers and site supervisors are responsible for ordering protective eyewear through UpKeep just as they would any other required PPE.
The compliance team will notify regional directors of changes to the list of counties in the orange or red categories on Thursday afternoon. Regional directors will then be responsible for notifying impacted teams.