As we reopen the office, new policies and procedures are being put in accordance with the local government recommendations and the CDC guidelines. It is likely that procedures may change as we move through this process, so please check back often. It is important to read through all of the information below.
What to know when you arrive for your session:
- Your child will be picked up by the therapist in the parking lot. Any passengers in the car will have their temperature taken via an infrared, no touch thermometer If anyone has a temperature over 100F, your child's session will be rescheduled.
- If your child requires you to help them transition into the building, you will be asked to wait in the car until your therapist comes out to get you. You can help transition your child into their session, however, you will not be permitted to wait in the waiting room or view the session from the viewing room.
- If you would like to observe your child's session, the therapist can set up a zoom session so that you can watch remotely.
- All clients will be asked to wash or sanitize their hands upon entering and before leaving the office.
- We ask that all children that are able, wear a mask coming into the building. If the nature of their therapy session prohibits them from wearing the mask for therapy, it will be removed in session. However, we would like all children to wear masks when transitioning in and out of the building whenever possible.
- If a child or anyone living with the child travels via airplane, please let your therapist know. We may ask that your child participate via telehealth for a period of time following their return, or until you have a negative test for Covid-19, whichever comes first.
- If your child or anyone in your family attends an indoor gathering with people outside of those in your immediate family circle, please notify your therapist. This way, each family and therapist can work together to determine their comfort level with holding in-person therapy this week.
If you have traveled outside of the state for more than 24 hours, you may either participate in sessions via telehealth for 14 days following your return, or follow state guidelines, which is currently as follows:
- For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
- Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
Therapist protocols to protect you and your child:
- All therapists will take their temperature at the start of the day. No therapist with a temperature over 100 will be treating children.
- All therapists will wear a mask or face shield when with your child. Wearing gloves and an additional face covering as an extra form of protection is up to the discretion of the therapist. If the therapist chooses not to wear the added layers of protection, you may request that they do so for your child.
- All surfaces and therapy materials will be disinfected between sessions.
- Therapists will not be making home or on-site visits until further notice.
- Common space in the office will be strategically used so that interactions between clients and staff in minimal.