Families, clients, and staff,
We are pleased to be able to remain open during these uncertain times. We provide an essential service to many families and want to be able to continue to do so. The safety and health of our employees and clientele is our top priority; therefore, we have taken the necessary steps to prepare for a safe environment.
At this time we are offering telehealth services (if permitted by individual insurances) as well as in-person services. Please contact us to see what you are eligible for.
For in-person services we have created a preparedness plan that all staff and families must adhere to.
These steps follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state Department of Health guidelines, and federal OSHA standards to reduce transmission of the virus among employees, sustain healthy business operations, and maintain a healthy work environment, and include:
• Implementing a COVID-19 business preparedness plan
• Encouraging sick employees to stay home
• Implementing flexible and supportive policies and practices
• Establishing practices which support social distancing within reason
If there are any personal circumstances which we can make accommodation for please reach out to email@example.com.
Clients and staff should make each other aware of the following:
International travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission. For updated information on affected countries visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
2. Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
3. In the last 14 days, has anyone in the household had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID- or who is ill with respiratory illness.
Because our procedures create high risks for transmission (close client contact during visit) precautions include:
1) We will wear all recommended PPE.
2) Individuals present should be limited to essential personnel and caregivers.
3) Any supplies brought into, used, or removed from the home must be disinfected.
PPE should ideally be put on outside of the home prior to entry into the home. If unable to put on all PPE outside of the home, it is still preferred that face protection be put on before entering the home. Alert persons within the home and keep a 6-foot distance in the same room. Once the entry area is clear, enter the home and put on gloves.
PPE should ideally be removed outside of the home and discarded in external trash can or stored to be disinfected and reused.
PPE should stored before entering your personal vehicle. Once outside the home, perform hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, remove face protection and discard PPE by placing in external trash can before departing location. Perform hand hygiene again.