Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

3/26/2020:

Dear Clients of BAKA Core Training Centers,

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), BAKA Core Training Centers will be modifying it’s training schedule for the month of April. We are NOT closing the training center at this time; however, we are going to reduce the frequency of courses being offered. During this time we must limit our class sizes, which will allow for us to practice safe social distancing. We are asking that you register all students via the website and/or phone. In addition, we are asking that any students who are experiencing signs and/or symptoms of a cough, fever and/or respiratory illness to please stay home and reschedule for when they are feeling healthy.

Thank you for choosing BAKA Core Training Centers to continue to service your training needs during this time!

Upcoming dates available for enrollment (March/April) are as follows:
Medication Administration APRIL ADMIN COURSE CANCELLED  Rescheduled for May 11-14, 18-21
Fire Safety
– March 30th, April 13 & 27
Standard Precautions – Each Monday (no change)
First Aid & Choking – March 31, April 14 & 28
Adult CPR/AED – no classes in April


3/19/2020:

As you are aware, Personal Protective Equipment is extremely difficult to find. Most supplies are being alotted to hospitals (where they need to be); however, as healthcare providers with a high risk population, we are finding ourselves unable to locate PPE through our normal vendors and other providers. The Strategic National Supply has been opened, but unfortunately, assisted livings will receive minimal PPE from this release.

Therefore, we are seeking donations of the following items:

  • N95 respirators or other masks used in construction or by painters, automotive personnel, etc.
  • Isolation Masks (Surgical Masks)
  • Isolation Gowns ( as well as disposable painters coveralls with hoods or reusable rainsuits with hoods)
  • Shoe Covers (these can be painters, plumbers, etc. shoe covers)

We would like to thank all those in the community for your understanding and assistance during the unprecedented time.

Sincerely,

Barbara A. Bittner,
Chief Operating Officer
BAKA Enterprises, Inc.


3/14/2020:

We are continuing to closely monitor information and recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be providing updates to our residents and families as they unfold. In the meantime, please visit the CDC website for recommendations and other important updates regarding the virus.

http://www.coronavirus.gov


3/13/2020:
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –
CLICK HERE to see a video that answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.


3/12/2020:
The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic concerning the Coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control has advised us to limit non-essential personnel visits to our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities at this time. Please DO NOT enter a community if you are not an essential personnel team member.

Friends and families are encouraged to visit this page, or stay tuned to our Facebook page for continued updates.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect the health and safety of our staff and residents during this time!

– BAKA Enteprises, Inc.


Helpful ways to protect you and your family

Stay safe and prepared with these simple tips

  • Wash your hands with soap often and for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid heavily public areas and touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay at home even if you develop mild symptoms like a headache or slightly runny nose until you recover
  • If you develop a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call ahead to your local MD or Clinic, make them aware of your symptoms and request guidance.

Dear Clients of BAKA Core Training Center:

As we confront the flu, norovirus and now coronavirus, we ask you to have your staff self monitor for symptoms of illness and do NOT report to any trainings while they are ill. BAKA Core Training Centers train for multiple facilities.

BAKA CTC is working hard to protect not only our staff, but our students and their facilities from transmitting these illnesses.

Please be proactive in asking staff to reschedule trainings if they have the following per CDC guidelines:
Fever
Cough
Shortness of Breath
Diarrhea
Vomitting
Body Aches
Chills

Remember:  Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.

Questions to ask staff prior to allowing them to report for training:

  • Have they traveled outside of the United States in the last 30 days?
  • Have they been in close contact with someone who has traveled outside of the United States in the past 30 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you line in or have recently been to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19?
  • Do you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomitting, body aches or chills?

Staff who do report to the training with any of the above symptoms, will be asked to leave and reschedule at later date.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Sincerely,
BAKA Core Training Centers
5555 W. Grande Market Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
920-574-3833
NOTE:  Please notify your staff they are to park and enter on the southside (back) of the building and enter into the Suite B entrance door.