As an evidence-based company dedicated to the highest standards in vetting and safety, Let Mommy Sleep is continually examing our company training and protocols. And though we're considered an essential service, we closed for 2 months here in New Jersey out of an abundance of caution and to reexamine these safety practices. Now that we have more facts about COVID19, below please find our current vetting and safety protocols.
What we've always done:
- Wash hands upon arrival and continue handwashing before and after contact with baby.
- Shoes are removed upon arrival.
- Following American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC guidelines for healthcare providers, we remain updated on all vaccinations to minimize the risk of influenza, pertussis (MMR) and other illnesses to which newborns are vulnerable.
- Provide free continuing education to all staff to ensure we are following the most recent safety, health and care guidelines.
- Staff is kept home at any sign of illness.
What we’ve added during covid19:
- Caregivers wear masks.
- Caregivers change clothing upon arrival.
- Handwashing throughout the night with the addition of cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
- Body temperature is routinely monitored; at a minimum the caregiver’s temperature is taken prior to beginning each shift.
- Caregivers work with only one family at a time to minimize exposure.
- Registered Nurses working with our families work on “covid clean” only floors in hospital. Our labor and delivery nurses are not working with us during the pandemic because of potential exposure in maternity wards.
What we can do together:
- Follow CDC recommendations of social distancing when possible.
- Please leave household cleaners out for us to use periodically through the night.
- If possible, please keep dedicated "baby nurse" area with everything caregivers need through the night, to minimize touching surfaces unnecessarily.
Thank you for allowing us in your home!