Coronavirus and CNS Preventive/Protective Measures
DAY TREATMENT GUIDELINES
As we reintegrate day-treatment activities in our six Centre for Neuro Skills clinics – including our Texas locations in Irving, Houston, Fort Worth, and California locations in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Francisco – the health and safety of patients, families, and staff is our utmost priority. We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and align CNS mitigation strategies with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state authorities, and public health officials, adapting our operations accordingly for each location.
Treating patients in the clinical setting requires us to work together and practice daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Your cooperation, assistance, and compliance with CNS’ new health safety strategies are very appreciated. Thank you for your consideration during this time.
To protect our patients and employees, no visitors are allowed in CNS clinical or residential facilities at this time. Visitation via phone, video chat or social media is available.
If anyone in your household is experiencing cold/flu symptoms, please call CNS immediately.
To be eligible for day treatment in our physical facilities patients and staff will be subject to:
CNS employees will measure the temperature of patients and staff and assess symptoms prior to them entering the facility.
All persons will be asked and must notify the facility before arriving if they are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
They will also be asked if they have:
- Been in close 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
Patients will be monitored under the supervision of CNS employees and clinical staff to ensure they do not have a temperature or symptoms. We will also require:
- Maintaining a family temperature log for all family in close contact with the patient
- Temperature reading periodically throughout the day or as needed
- Key concepts underlying the CNS guidelines and public health strategies, also include increased testing of people for the virus, isolation for those infected, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people
Wearing a Mask
All persons should wear a face mask at all times while in the CNS clinics or residential sites. CNS employees can issue facemasks, or can approve supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages, and ensure the personal protective equipment (PPE) is used effectively.
It is important to maintain a safe distance (at least 6 feet) between both patients and staff, as much as possible.
Disinfection and Sanitization
All areas such as offices, residential sites, bathrooms, common areas, and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected routinely. Patients will also be subject to:
- Regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use of hand sanitizer when appropriate
- This practice should also be applied to your home
With your efforts, we're helping to keep people safe and healthy. As always, we'll continue to share information as we navigate these changes.(Updated July 30, 2020)