Sunflower Hill COVID-19 Procedures and Guidelines

Following CDC and Alameda County Health Guidelines Sunflower Hill has created an in depth Covid-19 Plan to help keep employees, volunteers, participants and visitors safe when accessing our locations. We have highlighted basic guidelines below, but at your request we are happy to share our complete Covid-19 plan with you.

Anyone accessing Sunflower Hill locations should follow CDC-recommended steps if sick or feeling under the weather. Do not visit Sunflower Hill until you have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation and have consulted with a healthcare provider and state or local health department.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of reported symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Expectations from Volunteers to Sunflower Hill

As Sunflower Hill takes measures to keep you safe, we also ask that you take the following measures to help us limit risk to all employees and those visiting our Sunflower Hill site:

  • Do not report to a volunteer shift if you feel sick. If you start to feel sick while at Sunflower Hill, please go home immediately and take care of yourself.
  • Follow the face covering/mask guidelines per Alameda County.
  • Wash hands often, and for the recommended 20 seconds (sing happy birthday twice).
  • Help wipe down high traffic / touch areas like tools, wash sinks, with anti-bacterial wipes provided by Sunflower Hill.
  • Speak with Sunflower Hill Staff if any questions or issues arise.

Face Coverings/Masks
A face covering is generally a cloth, bandana, or other type of material that covers the persons mouth and nose. Please follow current CDC and Alameda County guidelines regarding masking in outdoor public spaces.

Wearing a face mask can help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but only in addition to other measures that should be taken in the workplace, as outlined in this plan.

To get the most benefit from a face covering:

  • Make sure the face covering completely covers nose and mouth.
  • Read the directions for use (if provided).
  • Wash hands before and after removing it.
  • Try not to touch face when adjusting the covering through the day
  • Keep cloth coverings clean by washing them daily.
  • Don’t share face covering.
  • Keep face covering away from machinery that it could get caught in.
  • If using disposable face covering, do not reuse them. When discarding a disposable covering, ensure its placed in an appropriate trash receptacle.
  • Don’t use a damaged or holey face covering unless it’s there is no other option.