At Origami, the health and wellness of our clients, families, team members, stakeholders, and community are of the utmost importance at all times. We feel that it is our responsibility to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society, as we continue to monitor the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation.
Origami continues to follow the guidance and expertise of national, state and local health officials to help protect our residents, clients, and employees from all communicable diseases. The dedicated Leadership Team at Origami is consistently sharing resources, discussing priorities and strategies, and managing the role our organization plays in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
As we prepare to return to fulfilling our mission for everyone we serve throughout our continuum of care by re-opening our Outpatient services, the list below highlights what you can expect as we return to full services at our clinic as of June 1:
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms and risks prior to entering any building on campus. This will occur via our online screening tool as well as an on-site temperature reading.
- Once on campus, there will be a sequence of steps that must be taken including: hand sanitizing, wearing a face mask, having a temperature check, disinfecting personal belongings and washing your hands.
- There will be a designed flow of traffic with arrows on the floor that allows for one-way traffic throughout the clinic, and each client will be guided by an Origami team member.
- We are continuing to minimize the number of people in the clinic by staggering our clinicians' schedules, continuing Telehealth services as much as possible, only allowing pre-arranged essential support persons to accompany clients into our clinic, and not allowing minor dependents of clients to be permitted inside at this time.
- Strict social distancing will be enforced with only exceptions being made for necessary therapy interventions
- Aggressive safety measures for disinfecting areas after each therapy session, as well as using the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizing are in effect at all times.
We have been and will continue to implement proactive measures throughout all areas of campus to minimize possible exposure to COVID-19, including:
- Restricting all visitors in our residential homes
- Implementing "shelter-in-room" for all residential clients
- Health screenings for anyone entering campus including screening tool and in-person temperature checks
- Official screening stickers to be worn at all times on campus once screening is completed
- Proper PPE in all buildings
- Signs at all residential home entrances providing guidelines for being on campus, restricting entrance to essential staff only and encouraging restricted mobility on campus
- Ongoing staff education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, when not to come to work, how to report exposure if needed
- Education on proper hand hygiene
- Increased cleaning and sanitizing efforts throughout campus
- Screening measures and procedures to be followed in order to track any possible illness
- Suspending all non-essential medical community outings for residents
- Providing telehealth to authorized services as much as possible in efforts to limit exposures
All of the actions that we take are driven by our commitment to the health and safety of those we serve, as well as guidance provided by our local, state and federal authorities.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and participation in helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Stay safe and well!
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To bring some cheer to our residents' days during this time, we are also looking for donations of games, arts & crafts, self-care products, and other activities. Please view our entire wishlist by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your support!
Donations are accepted 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday in our Clinic. Once you are on our campus, you will go right and follow the directional signs to the Clinic.
Donations can also be shipped to 3181 Sandhill Rd. Mason, MI 48854