The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new and constantly evolving challenges. During these challenging times, it is vital to ensure that properties are maintained at safe and livable standards. During this time, we are committed to providing effective inspections and compliance services in a way that is conscious of the health and safety concerns of property staff and residents and are actively developing detailed safety procedures.
With that in mind, we have outlined a policy for our employees and clients which follows the guidelines of the CDC and/or local authorities.
As part of our current protocols for ensuring safety and limiting the spread of the virus, we have internally implemented the following requirements of all persons participating in either file audits, compliance consulting engagements, or inspections of any kind.
When a unit is entered for the inspection, the property representative will be asked to:
Currently, US Housing Consultants will not inspect Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long Term Care (LTC) facilities, or any properties set aside for populations at higher risk for severe illness (per the CDC guidelines). Additionally, we will not inspect any property that could be at an increased risk for transmission or spread of the virus.
At our live training events, we are doing everything we can do to ensure that the training room and associated areas are safe, clean, and sanitary at all times. We have taken the following steps to ensure that our live training events provide a safe environment for all who attend.
Above all, the safety of the residents and staff is our absolute priority. Clients will be encouraged to express any concerns about the safety protocols during the inspection. These protocols and procedures are designed to change based upon the evolving conditions throughout the country, and additional guidance is released by local authorities. We will post our current inspection policy during the COVID-19 pandemic on our website and direct clients to review the policy prior to each inspection.
These are challenging times for many, particularly residents of affordable housing, and we are pleased to continue to serve in this way. We believe that, if we all do our part, we can safely limit the spread of the coronavirus and continue providing these necessary and essential services.