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 with updates effective May 18, 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).

Non-Healthcare Settings

Includes Administrative Center, Maple Terrace/Houff Community Center, the Junction, the Grove, etc.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask or practice social distancing.
  • 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.

Healthcare Settings

Includes Huffman Health Center/Nursing Households, Assisted Living, Memory Support

No change to existing guidelines:

  • Team members must wear a surgical mask indoors.
  • Masks and distancing are not 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.
  • Fully vaccinated team members may share a meal with resident(s).
  • Masks are not required out of doors.
  • 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

ALL BRC SETTINGS

  • 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.
  • 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
    • The positivity rate must remain below the threshold for 14 days before reducing the frequency of testing.
    • Testing is conducted on Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm until 3:30 pm in June’s Cafe beginning May 5, 2021.