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Our COVID-19 Policy 

We value the health and safety of those with whom we do business, including our clients, providers and independent contractors, and the personnel/residents/audiences of facilities/venues that host our group entertainment/enrichment programs. 

This Policy is established in conformity with and relies exclusively upon the COVID-19 guidelines/recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as in effect on the date of this Policy (August 1, 2022). It sets forth measures established by the CDC for the prevention/mitigation of COVID-19 (and related illnesses) within the conduct of our business.

All with whom we conduct business (including, but not limited to, clients, providers, independent contractors, facility/venue staff, and facility/venue personnel, residents, and visitors) are subject to this Policy. Each party is responsible for complying with all CDC and state/local guidelines in effect at the time that services are provided in the locality where business is conducted. It is the sole responsibility of each party to review said measures, to determine the level of conduct required for compliance with the CDC/State/Local Guidelines in effect at the time of services, and to meet or exceed the Guideline Standards.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/.

State information can be found at:

  

 

COVID-19 (and related illnesses) can pose serious health risks. Notwithstanding this Policy, we are unable to make any guarantees that others will not become exposed/infected. Parties subject to this Policy accept all inherent risks and acknowledge that all risks incurred or suffered are personally/individually assumed, and not the responsibility of Meriatrics LLC.  

 

Client Information: Individual clients (those who receive one-on-one social calls) agree to disclose their vaccination status and to provide proof upon request. They also agree to cooperate with any routine screening conducted in conjunction with their service appointment(s) and to observe all CDC guidelines, located at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.htm (as may be updated from time to time) during their service appointment and as may be related to their vaccination status. Clients may be required to wear a mask and/or to observe social distancing upon request of a service provider. 

 

Service Provider Information: Our service providers fall into two separate categories: individual providers (those who provide one-on-one social calls directly to clients), and group service providers (in-dependent contractors who provide group entertainment/enrichment programs, including their respective subcontractors, employees and/or personnel, if any).

In accordance with CDC guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html (as of 8/1/22, policy effective date), all service providers contracting with Meriatrics LLC agree to the following:

  • Disclosure of their vaccination status and providing proof upon request

  • Awareness/compliance with CDC/state/local COVID-19 requirements, as routinely updated

  • Observance of all CDC guidelines for protection of self/others, before, during and post providing services

  • Self-screening/self-testing/self-governing (based on vaccination status) prior to client appointments

  • Notifying Meriatrics LLC immediately for cancellation due to symptoms, testing positive, knowingly been exposed, and/or other CDC-related cause for cancellation

  • Staying home, isolating/quarantining, seeking appropriate medical advice/treatment, if needed.

 

Individual service providers contracting with Meriatrics LLC also reserve the right to decline to deliver one-on-one services, if upon arrival and in the opinion of the service provider, client exhibits potential COVID-related symptoms (even if successfully screened) or shares information suggesting potential direct exposure to an active case of COVID-19. If the service provider declines to deliver services, they will immediately notify Meriatrics LLC and the appointment will be subject to rescheduling.*

Group service providers contracting with Meriatrics LLC are subject to the specific COVID-19 screening and other requirements of facilities/venues, including as pertain to their individual vaccination status. They also reserve the right to decline to deliver services if, in their opinion, circumstances at a specific facility/venue pose a potential health/safety risk to themselves or others, in which case the group service provider will immediately notify Meriatrics LLC and the appointment will be subject to rescheduling.* Group service providers must also comply with Covid-related requirements of the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) (https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus) as may apply to respective subcontractors/employees/personnel (if any).

Facility/Venue Information: Nursing homes, medical/assisted living facilities, group residences and other venues where group entertainment/enrichments programs are delivered and respective staff/personnel of facilities/venues contracting with Meriatrics LLC agree to the following:

  • Providing an advanced copy of their COVID-19 policy (as pertaining to outside contractors/vendors)

  • Screening providers/independent contractors upon arrival for COVID health/safe compliance

  • Declining/cancelling provider service(s) if screening is unsuccessful

  • Notifying Meriatrics LLC if our provider(s) fails to screen successfully

  • Reviewing all relevant health-safety policies with Meriatrics LLC providers and ensuring compliance after provider screening and before service(s) are performed/delivered  

  • Monitoring providers for ongoing compliance during set-up/performance/delivery of services and while on-site

  • Contacting Meriatrics LLC, prior to scheduled performance/presentation start time, to report any related health/safety issues or concerns

 

Meriatrics LLC reserves the right to refuse, modify, cancel, postpone and/or reschedule services if, in our sole opinion, doing so is warranted for the potential health/safety of others. We may also change/modify this Policy at any time, for any reason.

​* Rescheduling: COVID-related service cancellations will be rescheduled subject to client preference, mutual agreement between the parties, provider availability and

CDC-recommended safety/medical protocols.

August, 2022