Daybreak Individuals thrilled to be back with their Friends and staff
Our program spaces have been modified with the addition of partitions to create a safe transparent barriers for our Individuals to be able to participate in the group Day Programs at our Woodlawn and Yonkers sites. All the tables , Chairs and partitions are sanitized every two hours and this sanitizing is recorded in a safety log by the staff who performs the process. Everything is then sanitized by a private cleaning company every night . OPWDD is-sued guidance as to a strict limit to how many individuals and staff we are allowed to have present in each program space as well as how many people we can transport at any given time . The maximum is roughly half the usual capacity that we had pre Covid-19.
When to wash your hands
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often , especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs :
Upon arrival to work , before handling medications, Before assisting individuals with personal hygiene, after assisting individuals with personal hygiene tasks, before during and after preparing food, after using the bath-room
After coughing, sneezing or smoking, before donning disposable gloves, after doffing disposable gloves, after touching garbage, after touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste, before leaving work, and of course after you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people , such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, electronic cash registers/screens, etc.
FAQ’s about Re Opening Day Services
How often are Daybreak's vans sanitized ?
The vans are sanitized after each run they make and then again in the morning before they start the run to pick up individuals each day .
Can my young adult bring food to be heated up for lunch ?
Yes they are allowed to bring food to be re heated or cold food to be eaten at program . If you would like them to purchase food while in the program please let the coordinator know and they will have a consent form sent to you to be signed and re-turned .
What happens if my young adult does not have their mask on a particular day ?
Daybreak will provide a mask for your young adult any time they forgot to bring one , lost theirs and/or it becomes unusable .
What happens if they are in the community and they need to use a restroom?
A staff member will check the restroom before your young adult enters the restroom and clean and sanitize whatever is needed to keep your young adult safe . If multiple adults need to use the restroom they will be allowed to use it one at a time and the restroom will be sanitized between uses by staff .
Does my Son or Daughter lose their place on your roster if they do not want to come back face to face for Group Day Habilitation services ?
No , your young adult does not lose their place on the Daybreak Roster , however we would like them to participate either Virtually by participating in Tele Health services, Go into the community in small groups with our Staff and their friends, or Come to one of our sites and participate in the programs that we provide .