When it comes to the health and safety of our clients, we do everything in our power to protect them. The information about the coronavirus changes daily. Our staff follows the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations designed to contain the spread of the virus and maintain safety at rehab.
Safety at Rehab
To maintain safety at rehab, our staff has stepped up efforts to create a clean and germ-free environment. This includes frequently wiping down commonly touched surfaces and extensive hand hygiene regimens for staff and clients in addiction treatment. Additional deep cleaning steps are conducted daily within our rehab facility.
Staff and client are instructed to follow these guidelines:
- Maintain a safe distance from anyone who’s sick
- Refrain from touching your nose, mouth, and eyes
- Stay in your home if you get sick
- Use a tissue to cover a sneeze or cough, then discard the tissue and sanitize your hands
- Wash your hands as often as possible
As recommended by the CDC, all new admissions receive a health screening prior to coming to the facility. Another screening occurs once you arrive.
Constant Monitoring for Safety at Rehab
To ensure health safety at rehab, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow any state and national guidelines released by public health officials. If required, we may close our facility to outside visitors not participating in therapeutic services.
The safety and well-being of our staff and clients take precedence in these uncertain times. As we monitor the situation, we will update our clients and post new information on our website. These changes may include shifting to telehealth services and adjusting scheduled events. Additionally, we aim to keep families, clients, and staff well-informed this time.
CDC Symptom List for Coronavirus
According to the CDC, symptoms related to coronavirus range from mild to severe, and some confirmed cases of COVID-19 lead to death. Symptoms manifest between 2 and 14 days following exposure. For safety at rehab, we advise substance abuse treatment clients to follow the self-quarantine directive if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.
These symptoms include:
- Cough (usually dry)
- Shortness of breath
More severe symptoms may require immediate medical attention.
Emergency symptoms include the following:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Bluish lips
Because symptoms vary from person to person, this list may not include all emergency symptoms. Consult with a medical professional regarding any symptoms that concern you.
Guidance for Those with COVID-19 Symptoms
Testing kits may be more available in some areas than others. If you have recently traveled or been exposed to someone with coronavirus symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider about the possibility of getting tested. Once testing kits become widely available, more people may have access to them.
To protect yourself, stay at home and remain isolated from family and friends. If you experience emergency symptoms, you may have to stay at a hospital. Quarantine conditions require isolation and may vary from standard procedures associated with a normal hospital stay.
If you think you have COVID-19, the best way to protect yourself is to stay home and isolate yourself from others.
We advise any clients with symptoms to pay close attention to local news and public health announcements. As part of our commitment to safety at rehab, we keep clients informed when policies and procedures are updated.
Recommendations for Self-Quarantine
Remain isolated for seven days after symptoms appear or three days after shortness of breath and fever abate. This means avoiding public places and people inside your home. Limit contact with anyone as much as you can.
Safety at Rehab
Essential services remain available for those struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and mental health disorders. Contact BoardPrep Recovery Center® by calling 866.796.4720 for treatment options following safety at rehab policies.