Coronavirus: In-Home, Non-Medical Health Care Information & Updates.

COVID-19 In Connecticut: Our greatest priorities are the well-being and safety of both your loved ones and our caregivers. We are sharing our Covid-19 protocols and important information for in-home, non-medical health care

Last Updated: 8/10/2021
Re: Delta Variant

With a rise of Covid-19 cases with the Delta variant, Golden Horizons is keeping up with the CDC Guidelines and checking for updates on precautions daily. According to the CDC, the Delta variant is nearly twice as contagious as previous variants. The variant reproduces 1000 times faster than the "alpha" strand of Coronavirus. It might cause more severe illness than previous strands in unvaccinated persons. Breakthrough infections for the fully vaccinated happen much less often than infections in unvaccinated people. However, vaccinated people are infectious for a shorter period

Stay Positive, Test Negative!

Golden Horizons respects the decision of each individual client and employee regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination. We continue to support and encourage all caregivers and clients to get the vaccine.  Our main priority is protecting our clients and caregivers from COVID-19. This includes following universal precautions, using masks and other PPE, and following CDC guidelines as the situation may change with the Delta variant on the rise. Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccination is the best protection against the virus for caregivers and clients.

If you are not fully vaccinated, all previous COVID protocols remain mandated. This mean social distancing, wearing masks at all times indoors, and taking all other precautions previously outlined.

For those that are fully vaccinated, per CDC guidelines, masks are recommended indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Following these precautions will help to keep you and your clients safe and to maximize protection from the Delta variant. We strongly encourage the use of your judgement when in situations where the risk of transmission is high.

In May 2021, Golden Horizons had sent out a survey on mask preferences to clients if everyone in the household and the caregiver was fully vaccinated. As of right now, the preferences indicated on these surveys will remain in effect. However, as we keep an eye on the Delta variant, things may change, so be sure to stay on the lookout for any updates in policy. 

Links to Important Information:

Coronavirus - Health Topic WHO

CDC - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

NIH Coronavirus - Evolving Situation

State of CT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)