BRC has revised its COVID prevention policies based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding what is safe for people who have been fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after receiving the final vaccine dose). 

This page supplements and updates previous policy for team members specifically with regard to masking, distancing, and routine testing effective May 5, 2021.

Team members — Fully Vaccinated

“Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after receiving final dose of vaccine (2nd dose for Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

MASKING

  • Surgical mask must be worn:
    • Indoors while in common spaces and in any environment where the vaccination status of others who are present or who might enter is unknown (hallways, lobbies, dining venues, Cottage Gifts, May Meadows Library, Fitness Center, salons, etc.)
    • While working closely with or in the same room with BRC residents and/or visitors
  • Masks and distancing are no longer required in private small group settings (up to 25 team members), such as meeting rooms, team rooms, and individual offices, as long as all participants are fully vaccinated.
    • However, if any participant is not vaccinated, all must wear masks, and the non-vaccinated persons must maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
    • This allows group meals indoors for fully-vaccinated team members only; non-vaccinated team members may not participate.
  • Masks are not required out of doors.
  • Fully vaccinated team members may share a meal with resident(s).

TESTING:

    • Routine testing of fully vaccinated team members is no longer required.
    • Any team member with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must be tested with negative result prior to return to work.

Team members — Not Vaccinated

MASKING

        • KN-95 mask is required indoors at all locations throughout BRC
        • When working or walking outdoors, maintain 6’ distancing without mask and have face covering available in case residents or team member approaches closer than 6’
        • Meals: May not participate in group meals indoors, but may participate in group meals out of doors, with 6’ distancing. May not share meals with residents.
        • May remove mask when alone in one’s own office.

TESTING

    • ALL team members who are not vaccinated, regardless of where they work within BRC, must be routinely tested for COVID-19 on a schedule determined by the local PCR-test positivity rate:
      • Over 10%: twice per week
      • 5% – 9.9%: once per week
      • Under 5%: once per month
      • Testing will be conducted on Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm until 3:30 pm in June’s Cafe beginning May 5, 2021.