In response to COVID-19, we have introduced a hybrid model of care to ensure both safety of patient, therapist, team, and respective families. At the bottom of this page you’ll find our newly updated policy related to how we plan to resume treatment sessions and what measures we will have in place to protect you and your family as well as our staff.
Please note the following:
Farm visits are available with social distancing procedures and masks required for all persons onsite. If your child cannot comply with wearing a mask, face shields will be used during the session by the therapist and sidewalker in addition to their mask. We can provide a social story with pictures upon request if that is a tool that will help prepare your child for his/her first visit back. We are keeping everyone’s wellbeing at the forefront. Current days/times available at the farm are as follows:
- Tuesday 9 AM – 2 PM ; 4PM – 7PM
- Friday 9 AM – 2 PM
- Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM
Clinic sessions will be scheduled sparingly and reserved mostly for initial evaluations or those whom cannot be seen by televisit or home visit.
Home/community based visits are encouraged with use of outside settings when possible. Therapists will avoid treating inside the home when possible and will be outside in open air either in the yard if available or in a predetermined park area that is appropriate for therapy. We will work with you for your specific situation to make sure we are able to meet your child’s needs in a way that is safe for all parties. In order to ensure efficiency and continuity of care, our therapists will be providing a plan for each session ahead of time with materials to have available to work with that day.
Our team has been working closely to come up with creative ways to address on-going needs as we transition back to the school year this September. We highly recommend that those able to continue with televisits, in addition to farm visits, do so as this will help with our scheduling flow and allow us to meet each family’s individual needs as safely as we can. We greatly appreciate your understanding and compliance with our policies moving forward and are happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Keep in mind that if COVID-19 conditions worsen and/or if at any time it is deemed unsafe to continue services in-person we reserve the right to modify schedules as appropriate to ensure that all staff, patients, and respective families are not unnecessarily placed at risk.
Please, take the time to review the pertinent policies (links found below) that relate to your child’s care. ALL families will be required to agree to our illness policy. We are so honored to be a part of your child’s growth and development; we hope that we can continue to provide high-quality services to support you and your child as we weather these unprecedented times together.
Katie, Lina, and the URS team.
URS Infectious Disease Control Policies