COVID19 Preparedness Plan

Updated 3/23/2022

Lotus Care LLC is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees (the term “employees” means both Exempt and Non-Exempt W-2 employees for Lotus Care LLC and independent contractors) and visitors (the term “visitors” includes visitors, clients, patrons, customers, partners, vendors, those interviewing for employment and guests.). To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, Lotus Care LLC has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and employees are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our employees and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our workplaces.

The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is administered by Lotus Care Owners who maintains the overall authority and responsibility for the plan. However, management and employees are equally responsible for supporting, implementing, complying with, and providing recommendations to further improve all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Our employees are our most important assets. Lotus Care LLC is serious about safety and health and protecting its employees. Employee involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We have involved our employees in this process by:  Sending regular emails to employees with instructions to follow CDC guidance. We have given employees the option to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) and/or to work from home if they felt it was in their bests interest to do so.

Lotus Care LLC’S COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, which is based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines for COVID-19, Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) statutes, rules and standards, and Minnesota’s relevant and current executive orders.

Employees have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess employees’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms:

Employees are instructed to follow CDC guidance both personally and professionally. This guidance, at the time of this writing, is as follows:

  •   Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  •   If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  •   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  •   Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  •   Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
  •   Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, meaning within six feet of another person
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant.
  • Monitor Your Health
    • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Do not take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.


Employees with COVID-19 symptoms should be sent home immediately. If they cannot be sent home immediately, isolate in a closed room until they can be sent home.

  •   If they become sick (or symptomatic) at home, they must contact their supervisor by email and/or phone and report their symptoms.

Employees who are symptomatic for COVID19

For employees who are symptomatic for COVID 19:

Employees who have been in close contact with someone with COVID19

For employees who have been in close contact with someone with COVID19 click on the link below for more information about COVID19 exposure.

Testing for COVID-19

For information about Testing for COVID-19, Free At-Home COVID Tests, Self-testing, Testing locations, visit:

Vaccines for COVID -19

For information about what different vaccines are available, vaccine safety, vaccine’s side effects, an immunocompromised person, getting vaccinated after contracting COVID19, and finding COVID19 vaccines and boosters near you.

Do you need to refer someone to Lotus Care LLC for services?

Step One: Fill out the referral PDF
Step Two: Send us the form in an email. (