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.
We have been and will continue to implement proactive measures to minimize possible exposure to COVID-19, including:
- Temporarily suspending services at our Outpatient Clinic until April 13, 2020
- Providing Telehealth services for psychiatry and psychology
- Restricting all visitors in our residential buildings
- Signs at all entrances providing guidelines for being on campus, signs & symptoms to watch for, when not to enter, and encouraging restricted mobility on campus
- Ongoing staff education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, when not to come to work
- Education on proper hand hygiene
- Increased cleaning and sanitizing 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
- Allowing only those personnel responsible for the direct care and supervision of the residents, and the daily operations of the building will be permitted in the residential homes
- Requiring a complete assessment for each Origami team member upon arrival for fever over 100.4, cough, shortness of breath, recent air travel, recent contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is under quarantine for exposure
Although we have temporarily suspended all Outpatient clinic services (with the exception of Psychology and Psychiatry telehealth), we continue to accept new admissions. Due to the threat of COVID-19, any new residential admission will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, to ensure they are symptom free.
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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