Covid-19

 

New Members and Covid

Because of the contagious nature of Covid-19, UCHA offers no housing guarantees. Should an outbreak occur, UCHA may cancel any housing offer for the safety of both the applicant and members.  

UCHA may amend its internal policies and guidelines at any time in the interest of everyone's saftey and well-being.

OCCUPANCY

UCHA’s maximum occupancy is normally 424 members, we have changed all room so that there is only 1 or 2 members per room, reducing maximum occupancy to under 300.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

In addition to our normal criteria (see the Apply page), persons from areas known as “Hot Spots” at the time of admission, may be subject to added review, including possible temporary suspension of admission, until satisfactory measures are in place to ensure the safety of all parties associated with UCHA. 


QUARANTINING

As a precaution, all new members are required to self-quarantine for a period of up to 2-weeks from official check-in. 

Persons who provide documentation of a negative test result may be permitted a reduced quarantine period.

While new members are permitted to obtain meals during official UCHA meal hours, and advised to bring the meal to their room. New members are not permitted to participate in chore shifts nor congregate on UCHA premises, during this period. New members may however, leave the premises to attend to personal activity outside of UCHA premises.

For known cases of infection, if any, rooms with private/ensuite bathrooms will be utilized to quarantine those members, and they will be attended to by the Crisis Crew Chief. Should there be an increase in the number of cases, members not affected might be required to relocate to ensure everyone's safety. Members required to move, will not lose tenure on these rooms, and will be permitted to move back in, after proper cleaning.

Additional information on our Covid-19 procedures can be obtained by emailing the Crisis Crew Chief at: crisiscrew@ucha.coop.

 
 

On-Site Activity

PERSONAL PROTECTION

UCHA follows the advise and requirements of the CDC and State and Local officials.  Face coverings and social distancing (maintaining a 6-feet distance from each other) is required at all times in common areas.  

Face coverings are available in Kitchen and Facilities departments.

Members are encouraged to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, which is readily available. 

HHH CAFETERIA AND PATIO DINING

Dining seating is restricted to outdoor areas, including the Robison backyard, the HHH atrium, and HHH patio. Seating protocol is  two persons per table (seating on opposite ends of each other), with a spatial distance of at least 6-feet between each table.   This limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many members choose to eat in their room.

FOOD AND SAFETY

All food safety practices are, but not limited to:

-Kitchen staff serving food portions, including handing out disposable plates;

-Members reusing their own utensils;

-Kitchen staff wearing face coverings and other health and safety gear;

-Members and kitchen staff washing hands frequently, using gloves at all times while in service in the Kitchen;

-Kitchen staff frequently cleaning and sanitizing all self-service machines, (such as for soda or milk);

-Having paper napkins and tissues in self-service areas so that members avoid directly touching the levers;  

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

All rooms are limited to 1 or 2 person occupancy.

Room changes are arranged with the Crisis Crew Chief and Admissions coordinating to ensure everyone's safety.


CHORESHIFTS

When ill, members are required to refrain from being in public and must reschedule their shifts with the AMO.


STUDY LOUNGES & COMPUTER ROOM

Face coverings and social distancing measures need to be observed while in these spaces, as in all common areas. In addition, members must use the cleaning/disinfectant materials provided by Facilities in the above-mentioned rooms.


BECOMING ILL

Any member feeling unwell should contact the Crisis Crew Chief for assistance.  The Crisis CC is tasked with staying up to date on the appropriate next steps, which my include getting tested and quarantining. The member is always encouraged to call their own health provider and should not consider the Crisis CC as a substitute provider.

GATHERINGS

All social events and gatherings, involving 10 or more, is prohibited until otherwise advised by the CDC and State/Local officials. 

Any lifting of restrictions will only be after formal review by the UCHA Board of Directors and at a formal meeting of this body.


GUESTS

At this time, UCHA has a no-guest policy for the entire property, including inside member's rooms.

 

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