Response To COVID-19

In light of the most recent developments and increased measures being taken across the country to protect individuals, Children’s TherAplay has increased our protocols to ensure our highest level of protection for the children and families we serve. Below is a letter sent to parents early this week:

 

Letter To Parents: Response To COVID-19

Good morning TherAplay parents,  
 
As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is getting a lot of attention in the news, and with the first confirmed cases in Indiana, anxiety is running a bit higher for many of us. Children’s TherAplay is committed to you and your family’s health and safety so we have been monitoring this situation closely, and I have convened with our Board of Directors, staff and members of executive leadership within the healthcare community to fine tune our response.
 
Please visit the CDC Website where you can find an abundance of accurate, up-to-date information on the status of this COVID-19.
 
Here are some measures Children’s TherAplay will implement immediately to minimize spread of this virus – and illness in general – in our clinic:

  • Increased daily sanitization measures in our clinic, waiting rooms, and restrooms. 
  • Additional hand sanitizer placed throughout our building.
  • Sanitizing all kiddos’ hands when they enter the clinic and when their session is complete with hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol. 
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking parents whose children are experiencing common cold or flu like symptoms, to keep your children home and return to therapy sessions when the symptoms have dissipated. 
  • Out of an abundance of caution, Children’s TherAplay staff with a cough and cold symptoms will be sent home immediately to have their health status evaluated before returning to work. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following preventative measures:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissue into the trash immediately.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. This one is REALLY hard!!
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Anyone with a fever should remain at home until they are “fever free” for 24 hours.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our clinic environment clean and the kiddos and families we serve happy and healthy. We will keep you posted as this situation progresses.