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ABOUT

US Medical Distributors works diligently to protect our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a Coronavirus Medical Action Plan in place at each of our facilities, which we’ve been working on since 2020. These includes:

  • Having medical staff participate in the intake process to identify those who are deemed high-risk of being infected with or contracting COVID-19.

  •  Isolating those who are deemed high-risk as needed and Working with local and state health departments to conduct appropriate testing.

All of our facilities are actively promoting the following three health habits for inmates, detainees and residents, as well as staff: regular hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette (coughing or sneezing into a sleeve or tissue), and avoiding touching one’s face. We also encourage the practice of social distancing for all individuals within our facilities.

 

Our health services administrators cooperate fully with local and state health departments, and our protocols mirror local, state, and federal recommendations. Our plan and practices build on the extensive work we do every day to run clean, healthy and safe facilities. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all our medical staff during this time.

 

We have asked all of our employees to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases by adhering to the following recommendations:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow masking guidelines outlined by facility leadership, which takes into account guidance from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and our government partners.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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Screening

All employees are screened upon entering a US Medical Distributors facility. Procedures are specific to correctional and detention facilities, designed to prevent the introduction and spread of the COVID-19 virus.  These steps include answering a screening questionnaire related to symptoms of infection, and a safe temperature check.

Social Distancing

Staff routinely encourage appropriate social distancing and model that behavior for those in our care.  Social distancing is encouraged through regular town hall meetings, posted flyers, information presented over the closed circuit television system, and the routine instruction of staff all serve to encourage those known effective steps to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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Cleaning Services

Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

Staff routinely encourage appropriate social distancing and model that behavior for those in our care.  Social distancing is encouraged through regular town hall meetings, posted flyers, information presented over the closed circuit television system, and the routine instruction of staff all serve to encourage those known effective steps to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Face masks are provided to all staff and those in our care. Disposable gloves are readily available for staff conducting searches and handling property. Staff working at the front lobby screening sites wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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