Regular in-house sessions have resumed. As we learn more about best practices and safety measures for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, we can continue to refine policies and procedures. As always, everyone’s safety and wellbeing is top priority. This policy was developed using guidance from the CDC and a template from the Rhode Island Department of Health. For more information, visit reopeningri.com.
Working in-house: -New client assessment and work will be done virtually when possible. -I wash my hands with soap and water for 20 seconds immediately upon entering your home. -A face covering will be worn at all times, and one can be provided for each client. -We’ll take frequent breaks for drinking water and washing hands. -When possible, we’ll keep the recommended physical distance of 6ft. -I’ll bring only the necessary supplies into the home, and will disinfect all items after each session.
Monitoring symptoms and illness: -Clients are asked to monitor their symptoms prior to our scheduled appointment. Access the Rhode Island Department of Health screening tool here. -Cancellation fees have been waived for people who have to cancel due to recent exposure to COVID-19 or are suddenly in a forced quarantine. Otherwise, the regular 24-hour cancellation policy still applies. -If either the client or organizer learns they have been exposed to COVID-19, all parties must contact RIDOH at 401-222-8022 or 211 after hours, so that they can begin contact tracing. Confidentiality continues to be of utmost importance. We will discuss this possibility and come to an agreement prior to in-house work, on a case by case basis. -All parties involved will quarantine and schedule a COVID-19 test. -We can resume work once all parties have tested negative.
I continue to stay in touch and refine my policies along with my colleagues at NAPO-New England regarding our industry’s best practice for working in-home sessions.