This week, it was announced that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has arrived in Michigan. Special Tree is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and is continuing to do everything possible to keep our clients, staff, and visitors safe. Our leadership and infection prevention teams are meeting regularly to assess the latest developments, to prepare our staff, and to diligently review the latest CDC guidelines to monitor symptoms across all of our facilities. Please see the attached document which outlines our efforts.
The general strategies the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in care facilities like Special Tree are the same strategies we use every day to detect and prevent the spread of viruses like inﬂuenza and other seasonal illnesses. Special Tree is also taking multiple steps to strengthen our coronavirus-related restrictions and guidelines to protect our clients, staff, and visitors during the outbreak.
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If you have any concerns, please contact your Special Tree Case Manager at 800-648-6885 who can relay your concerns to our infection control committee and COVID-19 Watch Team.
You can also find additional information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and governing bodies in your city of residence.
Joseph C. Richert Lela Hickonbottom
President & CEO Chief Nursing Officer