COVID-19 Update & Precautions
Effective May 2021
The well-being and protection of our patients, their loved ones and our staff has and continues to be at the center of Good Shepherd Community Care’s mission. We are continuing to
actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to this evolving public health event. We are closely following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Because our patients and often their loved ones are at the greatest risk for developing severe illness from
COVID-19, we are doing everything possible to protect them.
Good Shepherd employees regularly comply with federal OSHA regulations and state guidelines concerning universal health care precautions. Our clinicians are experts in
taking precautions to prevent infection and always employ practices to mitigate transmission of illness from patient to patient. In addition, the following
procedures are in place:
- Good Shepherd maintains a supply of hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for staff use.
99% of Good Shepherd clinicians have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Clinicians who are not vaccinated are required to rapid test daily before seeing any patients
and receive weekly PCR testing.
- Clinicians who are not vaccinated are wearing N95 respirator masks on every visit.
Clinicians who are vaccinated are wearing surgical masks on every visit.
- Clinicians wear additional PPE as indicated and always use the most protective gear, including N95 masks, when visiting patients infected with COVID-19.
- All employees are monitoring themselves for potential COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, severe stomach pain, loss of smell or taste, chills with shaking) and those with such symptoms are not permitted to visit patients
until they have been cleared by a physician.
- Employees who have been exposed to someone with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 must report this to their supervisor and may not return to work until they have been cleared by a
- Employees are encouraged to practice social distancing.
- Good Shepherd is utilizing virtual visits when appropriate.
- All Good Shepherd employees must adhere to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Advisory.
Please be assured that Good Shepherd is committed to keeping our patients, their loved ones and our staff healthy. If you have additional questions or concerns feel free to contact us at
(617) 969-6130 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.