Covid 19

COVID-19

The Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind & Visually Impaired places the health and wellbeing of our team members, clients, and volunteers first.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you not visit our offices or engage in in-person services or programming if any of the following apply:

  • You are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. For the most up to date information and full list of COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

  • You are living with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, experienced symptoms of COVID-19, or is under self-quarantine due to COVID-19.

  • You have traveled by air or live with someone who has returned from international travel within the past 14 days.

Protocols for staff & visitors

GDABVI employees continue to work primarily off-site for safety and other reasons. Additionally, we’ve implemented a mandatory vaccine policy for our staff – including employees and contractors – to protect ourselves and those around us. Due to the higher-risk health situation of many of our constituents, GDABVI encourages vaccination among our volunteers, vendors, and others who come into contact with us.

 

While mask mandates have been relaxed in many areas, we will continue to practice indoor masking and social distancing of six feet or more in large group settings (more than 10 people). Additionally, proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test may be required for participation in events within our facility. We reserve the right to require masking in outdoor settings as well, depending on the activity and needs of our attendees.

 

GDABVI will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and state and federal agencies as we all navigate this pandemic. We appreciate your support of our public health efforts.

Working with Face Mask
 
Headshot of an elderly gentleman
Side profile view of an elderly man wearing medical facemask

Protocols for in-person programs & services

As the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate in community, we still practice safety protocols for staff and consultants. We ask that clients requesting in-home services do the same. You'll be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid-19 test prior to receiving those services.

 

If you're unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or choose not to be vaccinated for religious reasons, we ask that you have your medical provider complete our medical exemption form or that you complete our religious exemption form.

When providing in-home services, our staff will wear a protective face covering and practice sanitizing and disinfecting. We ask that clients also wear a protective face covering when receiving in-home services. 

We reserve the right to refuse in-home services for those who choose not to follow our safety protocols.

 
 

For additional information on masking and other guidelines, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus. Or visit Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.