Before conducting any respite service, a health screening will be completed based on the county health department recommendations for safe reopening. This screening will occur anytime a provider, client, or any other person enters into the space where respite care is occurring.

  • Respite providers must complete their own self-checks 24-hours before a respite appointment so they can cancel in advance if necessary. Providers should re-check on the day of service before entering the space where respite care will occur – typically the client’s home.
  • Clients and any other individuals in the space where respite is provided must also submit to a health screening. If any individual refuses to answer or to participate in the health screening, respite care shall not be provided.
  • Social distance must be maintained while completing the health screening questionnaire.
  • Respite providers should clock in before completing health screenings as this time is compensable.

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