Protocol for Home Visits
In an attempt to model and maintain social distancing, home visits will only take place after all other engagement attempts have been exhausted.
School staff are not required to do home visits if exposure to others does not feel comfortable for them (or given their personal circumstances)
All home visits must be approved by your school-based administration and/or department head (i.e., Chris Reiger for Social Workers, TIna Vellieux for nurses) who will review engagement attempts and approve a home visit prior to the visit.
Home visits must be documented here for later CDC tracking if necessary.
Engagement to try prior to a home visit:
WhatsApp/Talking Points messages
Collaboration with Parent Community Specialist, if appropriate
Collaboration with sibling’s school
Calling emergency contact numbers
Collaboration with community agencies that may be involved
Protocol for Home visit:
Do not go on a home visit if you have felt ill or had a fever in the last two weeks.
Wear your own gloves and bring hand sanitizer or something to clean hands.
Go with a pre-written note with your contact information that you can leave at the door if no one answers.
DO NOT go inside houses/apartments. Speak to the family outside.
Make a plan for ongoing virtual contact. Assess needs: technology, basic needs, academics.
If connecting with a family would require entry into a building, leave a note and contact info on the door or near the mailboxes.
If going as a team, members should keep distance from each other, and others you may encounter - 6-8 feet, if possible. Team members should travel in separate cars.
Avoid touching your face.
Disinfect or wash your hands when you return to your car and again when you get home.