Perimeter Healthcare operates a network of psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers. These facilities are considered part of the “critical infrastructure industry” according to the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America which state: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
Perimeter’s facilities, including their employees and patients, are within the category of essential, critical infrastructure (healthcare and pharmaceutical supply) and exempted from general lockdown or closure pursuant to the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Employees traveling to and from our facilities and carrying Perimeter and/or hospital Identification are performing essential travel duties to and from the facilities in the performance of their critical and essential work activities. Likewise, patients traveling to and from our facilities are performing essential travel duties to and from the hospitals and residential treatment facilities.
Perimeter Hospitals have implemented mitigation strategies and procedures that align with recent guidance/orders from local, state, and federal authorities (including shelter in place and related orders) developed to control the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining critical and essential services. These include social distancing, enhancing existing cleaning protocols, monitoring employee and patient temperatures, and following guidelines on hand hygiene.
We will continue to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to follow the guidance that is communicated by the health authorities. The health and safety of all of our employees and patients is Perimeter’s top priority.
If you have any further questions relating to this subject matter, please contact Rod Laughlin, CEO or Lisa Evans, COO Perimeter Healthcare.