ODM EMERGENCY SHELTERING GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19


5. Remember when coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue.
      Throw tissue away immediately in bins provided and wash hands
      Avoid touching your face

6. Shelterees are to avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing, sneezing or has a fever

7. If anyone has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing they should inform the shelter manager
8. Shelter staff should monitor persons coming in for any visible symptoms of Covid-19 and other illnesses
9. Anyone who begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately be separated from the main area and be placed in the designated isolation section
10. Persons with respiratory symptoms should be given temporary barriers if isolation cannot be done. Get in touch with health care provider where possible.
11. Adherence to the physical distance guideline will be encouraged
12. Cots should be at least 6 feet apart.
13. Cots will be arranged in alternating ‘head-to-toe’ arrangement to reduce transmission of any communicable diseases.
14. Persons should be separated in the shelters by household as much as possible.
15. Shelterees are encouraged to clean up after themselves and dispose of personal rubbish appropriately
16. Frequent cleaning of common and high-touch surfaces with 70% alcohol solution or 0.5% chlorine-based disinfectant

For more information contact:

Office of Disaster Management                
448-7777 / 611-4412;
odm@dominica.gov.dm