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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Latest Information on COVID-19 Precautions

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As always, the safety of our children, families and the community where we work remains our top priority and focus.

In consideration of ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), First Home Care/Foundations for Home and Community continues to adapt some of our practices with the goal of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and giving our medical community the best chance possible to manage this serious outbreak.

These temporary measures are evaluated on an ongoing basis and we are continually looking for ways to enrich the lives of our youth while protecting the community we serve. Please contact a First Home Care TFC Program Director for further questions or clarification of First Home Care’s

We are committed to supporting the children you have placed in our trust and response to this emergency. during this difficult time, know that we are here … open, trusted and here to support you.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Services and Programs

First Home Care is fully operational. We continue to accept foster care referrals, conduct foster care placements and virtual foster parent training classes for those who are in the process of becoming foster parents.

First Home Care is offering virtual foster parent information sessions and foster parent training; please follow us on Facebook for updates.

NO VISITATION – Be an Advocate for Your Loved One’s Care

Consistent with city and county efforts around social distancing to limit the exposure to individuals who may have contracted COVID-19 but are at that time asymptomatic, we have revised our Visitation Policies to help protect our clients and staff.

The following is in effect until further notice:

  • Visitors are not permitted at First Home Care offices. In the case where it is absolutely necessary to come into a First Home Care office, visitors will be limited to the lobby and must wear a mask, which we request that you bring with you.
  • Visitors are subject to temperature check and screening upon arrival at the hospital. Individuals will be prohibited from entering the facility if they:
  • Have been in contact within the last 14 days with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Have had a cough or flu-like symptoms, including sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, or loss of taste or smell in the last 24 hours
  • Felt feverish or experienced chills in the last 48 hours
  • Had a fever of 100F or greater in the last 48 hours
  • Travel history will be queried; those who have had travel outside the country or domestically within the last 14 days will not be permitted to proceed within the facility.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and First Home Care staff.


The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:

  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick with any respiratory disease symptoms.

Additional Resources

We Are Accepting Donations

We thank our local community for your generosity and your time.  If you are interested in providing items (donated or hand-made) to our facility, please, contact us.