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COVID-19 Update July 2021

In light of the CDC recommendation loosening restrictions related to COVID-19, JYS is very pleased to re-open our facilities and welcome our community. However, certain restrictions remain in place.

Our community services building continues to welcome community members by appointment.

Our residential campus is pleased to announce the re-opening of family visiting for our young people receiving residential treatment.

Family members residing in Juneau may visit young people in JYS’ residential programs on Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 – 4 p.m. Families residing outside of Juneau who are unable to visit during regular visiting times must schedule visitation through the program supervisor or their designee. All family visits must be pre-arranged at least one week in advance with the program supervisor, even if the family is visiting during regular (Wednesday and/or Sunday hours). There are no “drop-in” hours for visitation.

The number of people allowed to visit a youth is no more than two (2) per visit.

If the young person is NOT vaccinated, the visitor must show proof of at least one of the following:

1. Being fully vaccinated

2. A negative COVID-19 PCR or NAAT2 test collected within 72 hours of the visit; or

3. A negative COVID-19 antigen test collected within 48 hours of the visit; or

4. A laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days.

All visitors are screened upon arrival, including being asked to confirm that they are fever-free, symptom-free, and have no known exposure to COVID-19 within the past 14 days. All visitors entering a JYS facility have their temperature taken upon entering any JYS building.

While inside the facility:

1. Visitors and youth wear masks during the visitation, regardless of vaccination status.

2. Visitors maintain social distancing with staff and other youth as much as possible.

If the youth goes into the community with their family:

1. If Juneau’s COVID-19 alert level is “Low,” young people may participate in activities outside the facility if:

a) The program supervisor approves a pass for the young person; and

b) The young person maintains social distancing and wears a mask when out in the community; and

c) The visitor accompanying the young person wears a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Following the visit, if a visitor experiences COVID-19 symptoms, they must notify the program supervisor immediately.

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