From the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, Origami Rehabilitation has been proactive with instituting measures that would maximize health and safety by minimizing exposure to the virus – all the while providing opportunities for access to services with exceptional results. Throughout these unusual times, we have followed local, state and federal health authority emergency orders and recommendations. We have always maintained the position that we will evaluate our policies and procedures when public orders are reduced, maintaining our priorities of minimizing risk and maximizing opportunities for rehabilitation.
Taking into consideration local hospitalization, positivity, and transmission rates as reduced requirements by state and federal health authorities, we are transitioning to a mask optional policy in our outpatient clinics.
Effective July 1, 2022, masks are recommended but not required for Origami clients, visitors and employees while in our outpatient clinics. We encourage all stakeholders to feel comfortable wearing a mask if they so choose. Our employees will respect your wishes, and we ask you to respect the request of staff who may request face coverings while providing treatment. If a person is in a common area (such as a clinic waiting room) and is not comfortable with others who are not wearing a mask, we ask that they request an accommodation from the front desk. If we can provide a space that offers the requested comfort level, we will be happy to accommodate.
Effective October 1, 2022, masks will be recommended but not required in our residential setting on campus which includes our Neuro-Rehab Home, Assisted Living Home, Semi-Independent Living, and Parish Studio.
At Origami, we will continue to:
- Screen for COVID-19 symptoms and risks upon entering any building on campus
- Disinfect areas after each therapy session, as well as use masks if requested
- Offer hand sanitizer and masks upon arrival at each building
- Post signage at all residential home entrances stating masks are required in those buildings
- Provide telehealth to authorized services as much as possible in efforts to limit exposures
There is always the possibility that this policy may quickly change without advance notice if community positivity and/or transmission rates increase and/or local, state and/or federal authorities determine more strict masking is necessary to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19 exposure.
We appreciate your flexibility, understanding, and cooperation. Stay safe and well!
Reliable news information sources regarding Coronavirus:
Ingham County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services