Governor Pete Ricketts announced on Monday, June 15, that 89 counties would move into phase III of reopening starting Monday, June 22.
Project Harmony has remained committed to service delivery to children and families throughout this pandemic. We are also committed to ensuring staff safety, client safety, and guest/customer safety.
A revised Return to Work plan for Project Harmony was sent out on Wednesday, June 17. At this time Project Harmony is moving into Phase II as outlined below. The Project Harmony Executive Team is asking that all Directors and Managers begin working at the office starting Monday, June 22, and staff (who have not already been working at the office) begin coming back into the office the week of July 6. The Return to Work plan applies to all Project Harmony employees. All agency partners are currently working on their own Return to Work plan.
Project Harmony continues to monitor and work with the CDC and Department of Health for the latest developments. As new information becomes available, Project Harmony will ensure all staff and agency partners have the most up-to-date information.
Below is an outline of Project Harmony’s response plan to ensure the safety and health of our employees and partners while continuing to serve families through the COVID-19 crisis.
PHASE 2: Up to 100% working in the office at least part of the time
WHEN IS THIS PHASE INDICATED?
We will move to Phase 2 when data indicate a decrease in cases in Douglas County, hospital capacity is available, and the Directed Health Measures are relaxed to allow businesses to open and people to gather with safety guidelines in place. The Governor has relaxed the Directed Health Measures, effective June 22, 2020.
WHAT WILL OUR PLAN BE TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE?
All safety measures will continue to be practiced, and people will be allowed to gather as long as 6’ physical distancing can be maintained. In addition, the following will occur:
- The agency may increase the number of staff onsite as long as physical distancing is practiced in all areas, including break-rooms, file rooms, waiting areas, and other common/public areas. Appointments should be staggered to permit 6’ distancing.
- Onsite meetings and trainings may occur, as long as physical distancing is practiced in the Training Rooms, theater space, and the Training/Coordination area, including the kitchen and restrooms.
- All employees should make every effort to remain in their designated work area as much as possible.
- Avoid passing through Children’s Services where additional safety measures are in place to protect clients, staff, and partners.
- Common areas, e.g., restrooms, kitchen, workrooms, must be cleaned by each person using those areas.
- Employees in high-risk categories and/or with underlying health conditions may continue to work from home.
- Project Harmony is still accepting donations. Donations can be shipped directly to us or dropped off by appointment only. Email Lauren Peterson to schedule a drop off time.
- To reach law enforcement here at Project Harmony, please call 402-444-5636, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Child Abuse Hotline: 1 (800) 652-1999
- Lutheran Family Services can be reached at (833) 903-2376
Project Harmony appreciates your unwavering support and understanding. As new information is available, Project Harmony will continue to provide updates through our social media channels and website. Please stay safe and healthy.
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