Submitted by mattoberdier on June 1, 2020 - 4:33pm
Welcome to June! We’ve made it through another week of no new COVID-19 cases. We’re thrilled that our numbers are decreasing as we continue practices to aggressively protect clients and staff in as many ways as possible. Check out our new data graphs which track active and total COVID-19 cases on Special Tree’s COVID-19 page where you can follow along for current information.
Here are the latest updates:
- The Troy Neuro Skills Outpatient Center is open for therapy with Day Treatment Services resuming the week of June 8th. COVID-19 team members are meeting with all teams prior to reopening to review Executive Order 97 guidelines as well as our safety protocols and procedures including screenings protocols, enhanced practices for disinfecting equipment, social distancing measures, use of PPE, and more.
- Outpatient therapy in Wayne County is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 22nd in the former pediatric activity area at the NeuroCare Center which is currently vacated. This location will keep our inpatient and outpatient clients from interacting to ensure continued safety of clients who reside at Special Tree full time while still enabling outpatient clients to continue their rehabilitation outside of the current telehealth offerings.
- Our PPE supply continues to be good…even great…thanks to improved order fulfillment. We’re continuing to stock supplies to ensure we’re prepared for any potential scenarios.
- Isolation protocol for new admissions and readmissions has been reduced from 14 days to 10 days so we are consistent with new CDC Guidelines.
- We are allowing limited client outings to parks and outdoor adventures as we continue to slowly resume regular activities in ways that ensure the continued safety and protection of our clients, staff, and communities.
- The Discover Summer Program is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 6, 2020. The team is modifying the program to keep our Troy clients, staff, and communities safe including how students can safely participate in more community outings and outdoor activities this summer.
- Visitor restrictions continue. We are making plans for how we can safely welcome visitors back when restrictions are lifted, and contingency plans to enable families to connect with loved ones in creative ways should the restrictions continue into June.
- Special Tree is having a Drive-by Parade of Love at the NeuroCare Campus on Friday, June 5th at 1:45pm for NCC families and clients. Clients will be outside the NeuroCare Center for their loved ones to drive through and see them at a safe distance. For more details, check your email for a communication from Special Tree about the event.
We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date on the steps we’re taking in response to COVID-19 and encourage you to reach out to your Case Manager or Residential Program Manager with your questions and concerns.