The Arc's COVID-19 Guidelines
The Arc continues to strive to be a safe and healthy environment for all our clients, staff, and volunteers. With COVID-19 spread still a factor in our community, we would like to remind all participants of our “in person” events and activities of a few guidelines and procedures.
If unvaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times during Arc events/activities to include transportation to and from the event. You must also maintain proper distancing from other participants and volunteers throughout the event.
If fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask during transportation to and from Arc events and activities. Upon arrival, an Arc staff member will direct you on proper protocol. Factors such as location and type of event, will dictate mask wearing throughout the activity.
Please review the Virginia Department of Health guidelines below. We ask that you adhere to these guidelines should you or anyone in your household have close contact with a COVID-19 positive case or test positive yourself.
Please refrain from activities and events should you have any symptoms or have had close contact with anyone with symptoms and quarantine accordingly.
While most Arc activities/events are conducive to mask-wearing and social distancing, these measures may not be feasible in some situations due to the nature of the event/activity. For these events/activities, The Arc asks that our unvaccinated clients not attend and join us in spirit in order to protect vulnerable members of our community. This will be noted on the event/activity signup.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep our Arc Family healthy and safe!
Virginia Department of Health's guidelines for quarantining following exposure to COVID-19
It can take up to 14 days after an exposure for you to develop COVID-19. This is why VDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn people to stay home (quarantine) for 14 days after their last contact. It is safest to stay home for 14 days.
If you live with someone with COVID-19, you should stay home (quarantine) for 14 days after the last sick member of your household can end isolation and safely be around others again. If household members are able to be completely separate from the sick person, then they should stay home for 14 days after their last contact with the person. Complete separation means having no contact, spending no time together in shared spaces, staying in a separate bedroom, and using a separate bathroom.
If fully vaccinated:
Not required to quarantine after having close contact with someone with COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people should still get tested 3–5 days after close contact exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test.
Fully vaccinated people who have ongoing exposure (i.e., live with someone or taking care of someone with COVID-19) should get tested 3–5 days after their first exposure and wear a mask when in contact with the person with COVID-19 until the end of that person’s isolation period. They should get tested again 3–5 days after the end of isolation for the person with COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after the infected person’s isolation period ends or until the fully vaccinated person receives their final negative test result.
October 25, 2021
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