Flinthills Services, Inc. COVID-19 Updates
MAY 1, 2020 UPDATE
Flinthills Services, Inc. is extending the closure of our day programs closed through June 1 in accordance the Plan to Reopen Kansas issued by Governor Kelly on Thursday, April 30, 2020. In this plan, specific phases of reopening Kansas communities and business are outlined. After careful review of the plan, we have determined that is it in the best interest of our clients’ health that we refrain from bringing clients back to our day programs until Phase 3 of the plan is enacted. Phase 3 will to into effect no sooner than June 1, 2020. It is at this point that the state will deem it safe for high risk individuals to come into community settings, while still avoid socializing in person with groups of more than 90 individuals in both indoor and outdoor settings, especially in circumstances that do not allow for a physical distance of 6 feet or more between individuals or groups with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.
We will also continue observe a “no visitors” policy with the exception of essential medical personnel or immediate family members granted a compassionate care exception for clients receiving hospice care. An exposure questionnaire, temperature check, and use of PPE are required for these individuals.
In addition to the governor’s guidance, we have also considered that while not all of our clients fall into a “high-risk” category, it would be difficult for many clients to maintain social distancing, adequate hand washing, wearing face masks, and other precautionary measures that are recommended to lower the risk. These realities further reinforce our decision to delay opening day services until Phase 3 of the state’s plan is in place.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We know this has been a challenging time for you all. If you need additional assistance caring for your loved one while day services are closed, please contact your case manager or MCO care coordinator.