Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic and for Other Contagious Illnesses
Sunshine Child & Family Counseling is taking the following precautions to protect our clients and help slow the spread of the COVID-19. We are currently using the CDC COVID Data Tracker to keep track of the cases in our community. If cases rise then we will make changes to our current policy.
- Masks are currently optional. Please discuss with your individual therapist if you are sick.
- Restroom soap & sink soap are maintained, and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands for 20 seconds before starting their therapy session.
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in each therapy room, and the waiting room.
- Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed.
- Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
- Common areas & offices are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
- All toys that a child touches during a session will be put aside and disinfected after their session.
- We have brought in a air purifier that has a HEPA filter.
- We regularly open windows to air out our offices.
Parents often wonder what makes a child too sick to attend their therapy appointment. Children/adults with the following symptoms should be kept home until the symptoms go away for a full 24 hours (without the aid of medication): Diarrhea (3 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period), Vomiting, Fever, Greater than 100.3°F if child has other symptoms or Greater than 101°F if child has no other symptoms
Children (and adults) should also stay home and away from other people if they have: Pink eye/Conjunctivitis -If the infection is bacterial, stay home until on antibiotics for a full 24 hours, Strep Throat (until on antibiotics and fever-free for a full 24 hours), a bad cough, rashes/sores, an itchy rash or rash/draining sores that can not be covered.
If your child is sick with any of these symptoms, please contact your child’s doctor to see if they need to be seen. If your child has been seen by a doctor and has been cleared to return to school, then we can see them for their appointment.
Although we are taking precautions, we cannot guarantee that the playroom or offices is completely virus-free. If you are uncomfortable with bringing your child to play therapy, please feel free to share your concerns with your therapist and we will schedule accordingly. We remain committed to you and your children and will work with you on the safest way to provide therapy services.