Due to the continued evolution of this pandemic, many cities are considering a “shelter in place” directive to slow the spread of the virus. When such an order is in effect in one of our cities, Premier will adhere to all local, state and Federal government regulations while maintaining, as much as possible, continuity of care to our clients and their families as well as ensuring the safety of our employees.

Should your area invoke such a directive, we will announce it here with any attachments that are necessary. Any further questions about city specific directives should continue to be directed to the local branch office. All location contact details can be found on our website here http://www.premierhomehealthcare.com/areas-served/.

State by State Directives

ILLINOIS

As of 12:01AM on 3/20/2020, the City of Oak Park, IL has issued a “shelter in place” for its residents, businesses and all non-essential services. Home Health care workers are considered essential workers, exempting them from the order and allowing them to continue services to our clients. We want to assure our community that we are working with individual clients and their families to ensure continuity of care as well as our workers to ensure their safety.

*Update* Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a statewide stay-at-home order effective 5pm 3/21/2020 to continue until the end of April 7.

NEW YORK

Effective Sunday evening, 3/22/2020, Governor Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to close and all workers of such non-essential businesses to stay home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Home healthcare operations are exempt from this order and all healthcare workers are urged to wear ID badges at all times while traveling to and from patient homes and their errands.

NEW JERSEY

Governor Murphy has issued a stay-at-home order for all residents in non-essential businesses and services. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work or engaging in outdoor activities. The release on the order said nothing in the order shall limit:

  1. The provision of health care or medical services
  2. Access to essential services for low-income residents (IE: food banks)
  3. The operations of the media
  4. Law enforcement agencies
  5. The operations of the federal government.

CONNECTICUT

Recently added to the list of states with an executive order to stay home, Governor Lamont issues a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order that will take effect tonight at 8pm as a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The order requires non-essential businesses and non-profits to suspend their in-person operations. Home healthcare operations continue to be exempt from this order and all healthcare workers are urged to wear ID badges at all times while traveling to and from patient homes and related errands.

MASSACHUSETTS

Shelter-in-place order for certain areas of MA in effect 3/24/2020 12pm.

NORTH CAROLINA

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North Carolina, the governor has issued a statewide stay at home order effective 3/30/20 at 5PM. All essential workers, including homecare workers, will be allowed to travel to work.

FLORIDA

After a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, governor DeSantis issued a state wide stay at home order for all non-essential workers. Per usual, home health care is an essential business and all our field workers will be permitted to travel with appropriate ID and the downloadable letter below.

Exemption Documentation

Any field or office staff affected by this directive will need a letter to confirm travel exemptions which can be found here for all branches currently affected:

A Better Health Care Naples Office Staff

A Better Health Care Naples Field Staff

Premier North Carolina Office Staff

Premier North Carolina Field Staff

Premier Massachusetts Office Staff

Premier Massachusetts Field Staff

Connecticut DSS Official Letter

Premier Connecticut Field Staff

Premier Connecticut Office Staff

Premier Connecticut Office Staff

New Jersey DHS Official Letter for Essential Workers

Premier New Jersey Field Staff

Premier New Jersey Office Staff

Premier Illinois Field Staff

Premier Oak Park

Premier New York Corporate Staff

Premier New York Field Staff

Premier New York Office Staff

At Home New York Field Staff

At Home New York Office Staff

Priority New York Field Staff

Priority New York Office Staff