COVID-19 and Influenza Precautions
We, at Abby Vans, are concerned for the health and well-being of both our clients and
employees, and are daily monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, the Wisconsin DHS
and WisDOT. We are following their lead on taking additional precautionary measures
in providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.
We have advised our employees that if they have any symptoms of the coronavirus or
influenza, or if they have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus or influenza,
they should take time off work. They have been instructed to frequently and properly
wash their hands with soap and water and/or use a hand-sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol,
to keep their hands away from their faces, to cough or sneeze into a tissue, their elbow
or their shoulder, and to practice social distancing.
They have been instructed to daily clean and disinfect all hard surfaces in their vans,
including all door handles and seat belts. If they have transported someone with symptoms,
they have been advised to clean and disinfect the vehicle again and to open windows to air
out the vehicle, prior to transporting other clients.
At this time, we are asking clients to follow CDC directions for non-emergency transportation.
Clients needing medical care, such as dialysis or therapy following a recent surgery, should
continue to utilize our transportation services. Clients should consult their medical providers
to determine which appointments they need to keep and which ones should be rescheduled until a
Clients that believe they may be infected with the coronavirus or influenza should contact
their medical provider for direction prior to setting up transportation with us. The medical
provider may advise wearing a mask or using a specific entrance into the facility. Clients
should inform the Abby Vans Office when setting up transportation if they are showing symptoms
of either the coronavirus or influenza or have been exposed to someone who has been infected.
At this time, Abby Vans does not have masks available for issue. Clients with symptoms are
responsible to provide their own mask or some type of facial covering, i.e., a bandana or scarf,
to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Abby Vans will continue to re-evaluate and update our clients and employees as
recommendations change. We appreciate your help in these matters.
The following are resources for your information.
Marshfield Clinic Health Systems Coronavirus(COVID-19) Helpline : 1-877-998-0880
LIVE UPDATES Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know:
CDC reference questions:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services info: