MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FROM PARENTS
We put the safety of our clients and therapists first. As such, we support our clients’ and therapists’ decisions to
maintain social distancing, wear Personal Protective Equipment, delay in-person services and cancel sessions in
accordance with the CDC, state and local guidelines.
We require the families to confirm the following standards before our team enters their homes:
- The family will disinfect all surfaces where Teamwork’s personnel will be before and after every session
- Non-client household members will maintain social distancing from Teamwork’s personnel as appropriate
- All family members above the age of 2 will agree to wear a mask
- The family will make soap, paper towels, and bathrooms accessible for Teamwork’s personnel
- The family will provide immediate notice and cancel sessions if any household member is experiencing any
symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 or had exposure to anyone experiencing any symptoms or has
tested positive for COVID-19
If the minimum standards are not met, please have a Teamwork supervisor request that sessions are conducted virtually until they are.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE HAS KNOWN EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?
Known COVID-19 Exposure is defined by the CDC exposure to the following:
- Person with COVID-19 who has symptoms (in the period from 2 days before symptom onset until they meet criteria
for discontinuing home isolation)
- Person who has tested positive for COVID-19
Exposure is defined by the CDC as the following:
- Close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more)
- Irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask or whether the contact was
wearing respiratory personal protective equipment
- Irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact were indoors or outdoors
If any party (therapist, client, or family) has known exposure to COVID-19, you will need to quarantine if you are not vaccinated or up to date on Covid-19 vaccines. Please suspend in-person sessions immediately and quarantine for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after your last exposure to a person who has Covid-19. If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and isolate until you receive your test results. If you do not have any symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after exposure. The CDC recommends all parties to isolate for at least 5 days from the date of known exposure.
We do not recommend suspension of in-person sessions as a result of possible unrecognized COVID-19 exposures.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
If any party (therapist, client, or family) has tested positive for COVID-19, please suspend in-person sessions immediately and everyone should be tested 5-7 days after exposure to those individuals.
Here are the CDC’s recommendations to those who tested positive for COVID-19:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Separate yourself from other people
- Monitor your symptoms
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- If you are sick, wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
Here are the Teamwork’s additional recommendations to those who tested positive for COVID-19:
- Notify all individuals that you have been in contact with of known exposure
If any party (therapist, client, or family) has tested positive for COVID-19, please suspend in-person sessions immediately and everyone should be tested 5 days after exposure to those individuals.
Resuming Therapy After Exposure Or Testing Positive
If all parties (team members, clients, client’s families) get tested 5-7 days after exposure and receive negative results, then direct sessions may be resumed. If any individual tests positive, then direct sessions must continue to be suspended. In some situations, individuals may experience continued positive test results even if they are asymptomatic, fully recovered and/or unable to spread the virus. This is because some individuals may continue to test positive as they shed the virus for up to 3 months even though they are no longer contagious.
As such, we our policy is in line with the CDC’s return to work policy. Direct sessions can be resumed after:
- All parties have quarantined for 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
- All parties have gone 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation