• Residential Treatment Center for Teens 14-17

COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Solstice East is closely monitoring information surrounding the COVID-19 virus and we are notifying all members of our program and community of the preventative steps we are taking to protect our staff and students.

Monitoring

We are strictly following the CDC recommendations for the prevention of the coronavirus including the implementation of proactive measures for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and linens: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html

Medical staff are monitoring daily updates from the CDC, WHO, and State & Local Health Departments.

All staff have been trained on flu prevention information and how to identify potential symptoms for COVID-19.

For up-to-date information on the spread of COVID-19, please visit CDC website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Prevention
Established a revised screening process for admissions, including questions about recent fevers, travel overseas, and family members’ potential risk factors for the virus. Anyone posing a risk to our treatment centers will not be admitted.

Staff & Students
  • All students are screened daily for symptoms. 
  • Any staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms will be asked to remain out of work and follow CDC guidelines for testing.  
  • For any student exhibiting flu-like symptoms, testing will be administered and quarantine initiated until results are received. 
  • We will be limiting off-campus trips when positive cases are high in our area. We will continue with weekly adventure therapy and community service outings in more rural, outdoor settings. 
  • Staff will follow local Health Department mandates in regards to mask wearing while indoors. 
  • Posted signs in all treatment areas and residences explaining the importance of hand sanitation, and illness prevention
Visitors
  • We have resumed on campus programming to include tours, family seminars, visits, etc. 
  • All visitors to our campuses are required to follow local Health Department regulations, including mask mandates, while indoors.  
Sanitation
  • Increased sanitization of equipment and facilities by having the staff clean and disinfect high touch surfaces in common areas
  • Increased access to sanitation stations through the campus at entry and exit points
  • Additional cleaning supplies available to staff and students to help sanitize as needed.
  • Increased availability and use of alcohol-based hand rub and making sure that tissues are available and sinks are well stocked with soap and paper towels for handwashing
  • Implemented mandatory training for every employee on handwashing and hand sanitization and cough etiquette, and strict employee, client and visitor compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly in accordance with CDC guidelines

For current families of Solstice East, please refer to recent emails from program leadership regarding visitation policies and any additional updates.

More information about the coronavirus can be found at:  www.cdc.gov/coronavirus