BE prepared. Remember who your job is ESSENTIAL to.
Havar staff are expected to work as scheduled regardless of weather conditions.
This means that staff need to plan ahead in adverse weather conditions and have a means to get to work. Most "weather" is predicted well in advance so staff can have their driveways cleared and their cars ready to go with plans to leave home early & arrive to work on time. Have your needed supplies ready.
Winter Weather Travel Advisories:
No Travel Advisory- Staff go to work
Level 1 Travel Advisory- Staff go to work
Level 2 Travel Advisory- Staff go to work,
but limit travel with a consumer to necessary travel only. Do not take individuals out in a Level 2 unless required, such as for a medical appointment. Be Safe - no driving to Walmart in a Level 2 because someone is bored
Level 3 Travel Advisory - staff go to work **IF their individual requires 24 hour supervision OR requires staff assistance to eat, take medications or with personal care. If a person cannot prepare food or take medications without us, then we must go!
Call On Call or your supervisor regarding individuals with limited services to see if shifts can be canceled or moved, hopefully folks who do not need us for 24hr supervision, food and medications are PREPARED for cancellations
No Havar Owned Van Travel
Make sure you have your Havar Business card while driving in a Level 2 or 3 Travel Advisory
Staff also need to be prepared to stay on shift in severe weather if an unexpected storm hits and leaves you unable to leave and staff need to be prepared to come in to work early due to early day hab closures.
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