COVID-19 hasn't gone away, but many restrictions on our activities have. That leaves us all with decisions to make. Gateway is basing our decisions on data and medical expertise.
The purpose of this page is to inform you of what we are reviewing as we operate during the global pandemic. We are continuously evaluating every aspect of how we support the health of our children, families, and foster parents, as well as our staff and their families.
Based on the data, Gateway is not relaxing our response to COVID-19. Rather, we are taking the necessary steps to live and work in the time of the virus. Our motto is, “Assume the virus, and act accordingly.” That means avoiding large gatherings, limiting activities, wearing facemasks in public, and continuing with handwashing and sanitizing at home.
All Gateway staff are trained in universal precautions. That means we assume a risk of infection and take the steps necessary to reduce that risk and protect ourselves and those we serve. Living and working in the time of COVID-19 means extending precautions to everything we do.
Along with monitoring information from the CDC, Alabama Department of Public Health, and the Jefferson County Department of Health, Gateway is reviewing the following sources and information: