As of February 2021 – Due to the current public health crisis related to the spread of COVID-19, The Brookline Center is currently restricting access to all of its sites. All visits much be arranged with a member of the Center’s staff prior to arrival.
All visitors entering a Brookline Center site must complete the Center’s COVID-19 Screening Form prior to entry on the day of entry. The form can be found using the following link:
DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
As stated in the Screening Form, the following circumstances constitute disqualification for entry in the building:
- The presence of any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- Non-compliance with the current Massachusetts Travel Order.
- Advice by a government official or a healthcare practitioner to self-isolate or quarantine due to exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- A positive test for COVID-19 or notification of a probable COVID-19 infection by a government official or healthcare practitioner in the past 14 days.
- Close contact (defined by the CDC as 6-feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period) with a person who is known to have tested positive for COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
At present, all entrance doors to the building remain locked. Entry to the building must be arranged with a staff member.
Movement throughout the building is to be minimized as much as possible. Bathroom use is limited to the bathroom on the floor of occupancy unless otherwise assigned.
BUILDING AND OFFICE USE:
Use of offices is restricted to those that are assigned to a visitor by a staff member.
When using an office, the door must remain closed. Windows in offices may be opened to increase air circulation but must be closed upon exit.
Masks must be worn in the building at all times with the only exception being when a person is in an office alone with the door closed. Masks must fit securely on the face and cover the nose and mouth. Staff members and visitors are responsible for providing their own masks and should come prepared with a back-up mask if needed. In emergency situations, The Center will provide staff or visitors with surgical masks upon request.
CLEANING & CLEANING SUPPLIES:
Cleaning supplies will be provided in all offices reserved for use. Occupants must wipe down office surfaces with disinfectant wipes upon entry and exit of office space.
All persons are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the building. Hand sanitizer will be supplied at entrances for this purpose. All reserved offices will also contain hand sanitizer. Sanitizing of hands is required upon entry and exit of reserved offices. Hand washing after bathroom use is required.
Office phones in shared offices are currently inactive. Use of a personal cell phone is required due to infection risk.
As documented in the Screening Form, any person entering the building and then receiving a positive COVID test within 14 days of entry is required to report this result to Lisa Leccacorvi, Director of Human Resources, immediately. Following the report of a positive test the Center will immediately notify the Brookline Public Health Department. In addition, the Center will utilize the Building Entry Form results to determine all other building occupants that were potentially exposed through close contact to the virus. All people exposed through close contact will be notified by both email and telephone and asked to refrain from all building use for at least 14 days following the known exposure.