COVID-19 continues to infect thousands of Americans. California, and more specifically Alameda and Los Angeles counties, where our Masonic Homes campuses are situated, continue to see high rates of infection. And as the pandemic stretches into its seventh month, we know it can be difficult to maintain our diligence day after day. Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, we re-double our efforts to keep our Masonic family safe and healthy. In a mandatory all-hands meeting, we launched the Masonic Homes Way Healthy Pledge and encourage all of our team members, residents, and Masonic family to take the pledge:
I pledge to be mindful of my health and well-being for the sake of myself, my family and friends, and the Masonic Homes family. I pledge to make thoughtful decisions, understanding that my actions affect others. I acknowledge my risk factors and will work to lower those I can control. I will also seek out and give support to those around me to help keep our spirits up during this difficult time.
To help residents and staff navigate the virus in their daily lives, we have aggregated resources for understanding, managing, and coping with risk:
Televisits with MCYAF
Masonic Center for Youth and Families is offering staff and residents televisits via phone or tablet in English and Spanish. Televisit sessions are confidential and can help you with stress management techniques and emotional wellness. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
Claremont Employee Assistance Program
Free and confidential help with life’s concerns, including dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety. Call (800) 834-3773 or visit claremonteap.com for online tools.
Personal Risk Calculator from 19andme
Mathematica Inc. has developed this tool which provides you with an estimation of your personal susceptibility or risk of contracting COVID-19 based on the information you input into the tool.
Event Risk Assessment Calculator by County
Georgia Institute of Technology’s interactive map shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location. The risk level is the estimated chance that at least one COVID-19 positive individual will be present.estimates the chance that at least one COVID-19 positive individual will be present at an event, based on geography, size of the event.
Risk Chart from Texas Medical Association
The Texas Medical Association published this chart that shows the risk levels of different types of activities. Download this in English or Spanish.
Risk of Transmission Chart
This chart from BMJ Best Medical Practice shows the risk of transmission in various types of scenarios.