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Pastoral Center Guidelines

Pastoral Center is Open with Restrictions

Updated: September 7, 2020

As of March 19, the Pastoral Center has been open to staff only. In accordance with MPDH guidelines, the following restrictions apply:

  • Only staff may utilize the building; the building is closed to the general public. No outside meetings are permitted in the Pastoral Center until further notice.
  • In order to minimize the potential exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, staff who can work remotely from home should do so.

Do Not Come to the Office if You are Sick

  • If you feel ill for any reason, please stay home.
  • If you are in self quarantine, do not enter the building under any circumstances until the 14-day quarantine period has expired. Once the quarantine has expired, contact HR and your supervisor before returning.

Social Distancing, PPE and Temperature Checks

  • Those returning to the office will be subject to a temperature check when entering the building. If you have a fever, you will be asked to go home.
  • All staff must wear a mask at all times.
  • All staff must maintain a distance of six feet from others at all times.

Procedures for Taking Home Files and Documents

As many of you may be working from home, you may feel you need to take a file or document home. If you feel you must take a file or document home, please utilize a Document Log to keep track of the files and documents you take. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval on all documents and files you take out of the office. You should only take materials that are absolutely necessary for you to perform your work.

In addition, please remember to treat any material you take home as confidential. We need to be aware of privacy issues and legal issues related to documents and data security.

Cleaning the Facility & Personal Hygiene

We thoroughly clean and disinfect of all Pastoral Center offices, common areas, and the cafeteria daily. For the health and safety of you and your co-workers, please follow the basic CDC guidelines of good hygiene:

  • Frequently wash hands (using hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol when soap and water are unavailable)
  • Protect your coughs and sneezes with tissues disposed of immediately, or cough into your elbow if tissues are not available
  • Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces often
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill, if possible
  • Remember: if you are not feeling well, or someone in your household is not well, please do not come into the office.

Please contact your immediate supervisor if you have questions about any of the above.