January 10th, 2022
STN acknowledges the emergence of the COVID-19 variant Omicron, along with the recent changes in recommendations from the CDC. We are encouraging families to transition to Telehealth at this time via email and phone calls. We strongly encourage families and patients to wear medical grade disposable masks or KN95 masks while participating in therapy at the clinic. We are able to provide medical grade disposable masks at your request.
Please make note of the information we will be considering in the upcoming days and weeks:
SPS postponed return to school for students until Tuesday, January 4th. Monday, January 3rd is being utilized for COVID testing clinics for students and staff. SPS has emailed families notifying them of the possibility of transitioning back to online learning, however there has been no determination for the need at this time.
According to the CDC, Omicron is likely to spread more quickly than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely. Our vaccination rate in WA is strong and our team is fully vaccinated. We would encourage everyone to have a booster, if they have not already.
CDC has shortened the recommendation for time for isolation following infection. The majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
The best way to protect ourselves is to continue to follow our COVID operations and protocols, including daily health screenings, use of PPE/mask wearing, and utilizing Telehealth if there are signs of illness.
We want to thank everyone for working together to stay healthy and slow the spread of COVID.
December 13th, 2021 Newsletter
Dear STN families,
We want to personally thank everyone for your participation in services at STN over the last year. We are grateful for your flexibility and understanding as we have navigated the transition to Telehealth services and hybrid services in an effort to ensure the health of our families, team members, and community during the pandemic.
We are very excited to announce an opening to full capacity beginning Monday, February 21st, 2022. All families and clients will be given the option to continue participation in Telehealth services OR transition to all in person services. Your therapist will be connecting with you to discuss your service delivery preference and your availability for continued care. During this transition, we anticipate there may be some changes to our team’s schedules to accommodate all requests.
In person services will continue to follow our health and safety guidelines including completion of a health screening prior to each session, use of PPE including masks during therapy, and limiting participation in therapy to the client and one caregiver.
As our opening plans evolve, we will communicate directly with STN families. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to email our clinic directors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are open to your feedback and suggestions for making this transition as smooth as possible.
The STN Team
We are currently providing services under our hybrid model. Families are given the option of participating in 100% Telehealth sessions or 50% Telehealth and 50% in person services. As vaccinations become more readily available for children, we are planning a full re-opening for in person care. Telehealth services will continue to be an option for services even after we open to full capacity.