Here is a resource outlining how we are handling program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-evolving situation here at Summit Achievement.
While our campus is quite isolated up here in Maine, we are very aware of the risk of COVID-19 finding its way onto our campus. While we cannot eliminate all risk of this possibility, we are doing all that we can to minimize exposure. At this time there are no current or presumptive cases of COVID-19 at Summit Achievement.
In a time of uncertainty, we feel that our services are crucial to continue to provide to our clients. However, we want to make sure we are taking appropriate steps to protect our campus and community.
Here are some of what we have put into place to deal with Covid-19:
- We are testing our staff weekly for COVID-19. Any new student enrolling into the Summit Achievement or Traverse will have to have a COVID-19 test with negative results within 72 hours of enrollment in the program.
- We have suspended all Summit Achievement family visits for the time being. We will continue to monitor this developing situation, but want to make sure that we are limiting contact for our students and families with the broader population.
- Summit Traverse students can have family visits. Summit Traverse parents will need to get a COVID-19 test with negative results within 72 hours of arriving to pick up their child. Students will need to return from a visit with the results of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within the last 72 hours before their return.
- We are asking all staff to practice social distancing when off shift and to take their temperature every day before coming to work. No staff member will be allowed on campus if they have a fever or cough, or have been in the recent company of someone who has these symptoms.
- We are asking all staff and students to wear masks.
- We are committed to keeping one cabin on campus unoccupied to have a safe place to quarantine sick staff or students should it become necessary
- We are prepared to isolate our campus should it become necessary. We have been preparing for this possible situation and have a stockpile of food, medical supplies, hand sanitizer, and even toilet paper to serve our community’s needs. We are asking all staff to come to work to be prepared to be quarantined and have protocols in place from our medical director to mitigate the spread of a virus should it appear on our campus.
- All unnecessary contract work from outside our organization has been suspended.
- All deliveries to campus (mail, UPS, FedEx) are being dropped off outside. The food orders will be dropped off in our greenhouse, which is adjacent to the kitchen.
- We continue to follow the recommendations from the National and Maine Center for Disease Control on ways to mitigate transmission.
- We hope that these steps can help mitigate risk for our campus community. Unfortunately, like in all we do, it is impossible to eliminate all risks, yet it is our hope that these steps can help mitigate risk for our campus and community.
For Enrolling New Clients & Families
Summit Achievement and Traverse admitting students will have to have a COVID-19 test with negative results within 72 hours of enrollment in the program. During the admissions process, we will update you on the procedures.