COVID-19 Updated Policy
We can all do our part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Please read below to see how Tailwinds Therapy has adjusted our practices to reduce the risk of transmission.
Clients interested in resuming office based sessions are advised to inform themselves about the possible risks involved in social interactions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tailwinds Therapy encourages any client with concerns for becoming infected with COVID-19 to continue their services via tele-health (online) services or to pause services to be resumed at a later time.
While Tailwinds Therapy is diligent about taking steps necessary to reduce transmission, they are not infallible. It is assumed that clients opting for in-office sessions are resuming face to face sessions at their own risk and Tailwinds Therapy will not be held liable for any medical, psychological, or physical damages experienced by a client who has opted for face to face instead of tele-health services.
I am requiring any client who has been ill or exposed to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, body aches, etc) in the last 2 weeks to request online sessions to avoid any risk of transmission. I will also cancel, reschedule, or offer online sessions if I were to become ill.
What are the symptoms?
COVID-19 is a contagious upper-respiratory virus with symptoms of cough, fever, body aches, headache, fatigue, and changes in taste/smell. COVID-19 can result in death or major illness and clients are encouraged to educate themselves about possible risks through speaking with medical providers and reliable sources.
You can learn more here.
What are you doing to help lower transmission?
I am a relatively low traffic office and I am practicing health protocols as advised by the CDC (see here).
I am cleaning/disinfecting regularly and offer online services so that anyone who has been ill or exposed to someone ill does not need to come into the office to continue their services. Staying home when you are ill is the best way to avoid transmission.
I have hand sanitizer in the office and there is a restroom at the end of the hall if you would like to wash your hands before or after a session.
Online sessions are available to all clients and clients are not obligated to choose between face to face or online. Sessions can be adjusted as needed based on client request or changes in health status of the client or clinician.
Equine sessions are held outdoors and we are limiting the shared use of tack/grooming supplies.
Equine sessions allow for social distancing and masks are not required.
Masks or No Masks?
Current state guidelines do not require masks to be worn outdoors and state that vaccinated individuals do not need to be masked indoors.
Tailwinds Therapy believes health information should be protected and private and will not require proof of vaccination from clients to remove their mask.
Clients who feel more comfortable wearing a mask can wear a mask at any time and can request their clinician wear a mask for indoor sessions as well.
Online sessions remain available upon request as an alternative to face to face sessions.