Coronavirus and CNS Preventive/Protective Measures
ATTENTION: COVID-19 UPDATE
For nearly 40 years, CNS has provided intensive, post-acute, community-based brain injury rehabilitation. The safety and well-being of our staff and patients is of our utmost concern. We’re monitoring the coronavirus situation closely to ensure CNS’ safety protocols are aligned with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines in the treatment of patients. We also remain in close contact with the county authorities in each of our markets and will take appropriate actions, as needed.
Effective March 30, 2020, all patients will receive CNS rehabilitation therapy via CNS’ secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth technology.
Additional steps we’re currently taking:
- We’ve instructed employees who are sick with any form of respiratory illness or fever to stay home.
- No employees are allowed in clinics or residential facilities if they have a fever.
- All non-essential therapy staff are working from home.
- No visitors are allowed in clinics or residential facilities.
- No employee is allowed in clinics or patient residences if:
- They have symptoms of a respiratory infection, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
- They have had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or has been ill with respiratory illness in the last 14 days
- They have traveled within the last 14 days
- We encourage families and loved ones to use an alternative means of contact with patients, such as phone or video chat, whenever possible.
- CNS has cancelled communal activities (outings, group activities, etc.).
- We’re implementing preventative measures, including frequent and proper handwashing, use of hand sanitizers, minimization of person to person contact when possible, proper cough/sneeze etiquette and social distancing.
- We’ve implemented enhanced sanitation measures for surfaces in high traffic areas and those with frequent hand contact.
- Patients with fever or acute respiratory symptoms will be restricted to their room. If they must leave the room for medically necessary reasons, patients will wear a facemask if possible and will return promptly to their own rooms
- Patients who meet CDC criteria for testing for coronavirus will be referred appropriately for testing.
- CDC standards for Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation will be adhered to and are available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html
(Updated March 30, 2020)