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While regular attendance at therapy sessions is crucial for your child’s progress, we also understand that children get sick.  We want to make the clinic a safe environment for your child and all our clients and staff.  We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines in determining whether your child is well enough to attend therapy.
COVID -19 Sick Policy Updates:

updated on 11/30/2020

If your child presents with the COVID -19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID- 19:

  • Follow CDC guidelines and recommendations from the health department (find information here: NC Health Department, CDC )
  • Before returning to the clinic:
    • Your child must be fever free for at least 3 days (without the use of fever reducers such as Motrin or Tylenol)
    • Have improved respiratory symptoms
    • Be at least 10 days out from the initial symptoms
  • If someone within your child’s household tests positive for COVID-19,  assume the child is positive and follow the above guidelines.

 

If a child or adult was exposed (less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, regardless of wearing a mask or indoor/outdoor circumstances) to someone who has confirmed COVID, he/she will not be permitted into the clinic until 14 days after exposure.
 
If you have participated in any non-masked indoor gathering with people from outside your household in the last 14 days, you will be offered telehealth services only for that week. In general, the following indoor activities that may be exempt include school and other activities (i.e. swimming) that have high risk mitigation procedures in place, or spending time with families within the family’s “quarantine bubble” or “pod.”
 
  • Before returning to the clinic:
    • Be tested and have negative test results or
    • Wait 14 days from the last exposure

 

If your child is feeling unwell, developed a cough, or other symptoms and you are unsure if you should come into the clinic please call the front desk and we can help you make that determination. 

  • Children should be free from fever, vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours prior to their appointment without the aid of fever reducers (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.).
    • A fever is considered to be a temperature at or above 100 degrees
  • Children who are home from school because of an illness should not attend therapy.
  • Please be cautious about highly contagious illness.  If your child presents with one of these illnesses, do not bring them to therapy until the risk of transmission has passed.
    • Highly contagious illnesses include (but are not limited to): pink eye, head lice, scabies, whooping cough, strep throat, hand-foot-mouth, ringworm, pin worms, and chicken pox.
  • If a family member has any of the above contagious illnesses please call our office to reschedule your child’s appointment.
  • If your child is lethargic or unable to participate in daily activities due to an illness, please do not bring them to therapy.
  • If your child develops a fever or falls ill during their appointment, we will end the session early.  Please remain available/close by to pick your child up, if needed.
  • If a sibling or other family member is actively sick and/or contagious, we ask that you also refrain from bringing them into the clinic.