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STATEMENT FROM PCS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REGARDING COVID-19 DISEASE
March 16, 2020
I know there are a lot of questions and concerns regarding the Coronavirus and the preventative measures that Piedmont should be taking. The Leadership Team has been communicating to ensure we have proper precautions and plans in place as necessary. We are taking proactive steps to address a number of operational concerns. It is imperative that we continue to be vigilant about the virus, but it is also as important that we have a balanced approach for our staff and for the individuals and families we serve. We want to maintain a safe workplace, which includes following CDC guidelines, and adopting practices protecting the health of the employees, individuals we serve, visitors, and others. We also need to ensure the continuity of business operations during this pandemic.
Please see below an update of some of the actions taken.
1. Safety Committee met today to discuss the Coronavirus and review the PCS COVID-19
2. PCS has been in communication with the Virginia Community Services Board Association and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
3. PCS is in contact with community partners
4. PCS has made available disinfectant wipes, spray, and hand sanitizer
5. Staff will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
6. Staff will self-monitor health as well as monitor the individuals and families we serve
7. Begin screening all visitors to our facilities using practices recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
8. Implemented PCS COVID-19 Emergency Protocol
We will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide updates as needed. PCS will do everything within our means to continue to support the individuals and families in which we serve.
GREG PRESTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Piedmont Community Services is one of 40 Community Services Boards providing behavioral health, developmentally disabled and substance use disorder services to the citizens of Henry, Franklin and Patrick Counties and the City of Martinsville.
To help individuals, families and the community enhance their quality of life by providing a highly effective continuum of behavioral health services, including prevention, treatment, education and support within available resources.
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