Access Center (ACIL) Protocol regarding COVID-19

The Access Center is committed to protecting the health and safety of our consumers, community partners and staff. For that reason, the following protocol has been implemented and will be in effect for the immediate future. Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for changes and up-dates.

The Access Center has implemented the following protocol:

Starting Tuesday March 17, 2020 the Center will be restricting public access and reducing the hours that the Center is staffed. The Center will be staffed from 12 PM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Staff will work from home, checking email, voicemail, contacting consumers and providing services during the other 4 hours, or their normal scheduled hours.

ACIL enforces that if staff member is showing any symptoms that the CDC has listed as potential COVID-19, stay home and stay away from consumers. Work from home or take a sick day and most importantly see a doctor.

Until further notice all ACIL staff will conduct business with consumers and community partners via telephone and email.

In person meetings with other agencies will be cancelled and none scheduled until further notice.

No in person committee meetings will be attended unless there is a telephone or internet option.

Think this is Easy trainings will NOT be scheduled and any that are scheduled will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date. Tentatively After March 30th.

Public workshops and events will not be scheduled until May, tentatively.

The Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence (REDI) program is closed, tentatively, until March 30th. We are NOT accepting donations or giving out equipment, at this time.

ACIL management is working on possible plans for staff to telecommute until this virus is resolved.

ACIL enforces Hand Washing with antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

ACIL enforces Sanitizing: keyboards, mouse, desktop surface, door handles, etc.

Staff are asked to sanitize there vehicles as well.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Access Center protocol, please call the Access Center at:

(937) 341-5202 voice / 711 Ohio Relay

If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 or the Coronavirus contact the following resources:

  • Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 8 PM
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 800-232-4636 (open 24/7)
  • Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County: 937-225-5700 (open 24/7)

General Information about COVID-19:

How to Protect Yourself

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  •  If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

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