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Updated COVID-19 Policy

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

This blog post is written to define covid-19 prevention practices as followed in the home and remote setting by ALL Swarthy Lion Behavioral Health & Wellness employees. We will also offer disease prevention techniques for keeping both your family and the ABA therapy support team healthy!


A healthy mind is a healthy body! According to the Georgia Department of Health, there have been an estimated 289 million confirmed instances of coronavirus in the state of Georgia since 2019. Although the number of overall cases are reportedly declining globally, we would like to maintain best practices for disease prevention as outlined by the World Health Organization and The Center for Disease Control.

 

Disease Prevention Strategies

Wash your hands frequently throughout the day. Particularly before and after eating, but also following trips to the bathroom, transitions from outdoors, or after blowing your nose and coughing! According to the CDC, if soap and water are not readily available, you may use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. We encourage our clients and customers to maintain clean hands at all times in order to keep a healthy body and prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Behavior Tip: Offer your little lion a sweet reward for remembering to wash their hands throughout the day at home!


As owner of Swarthy Lion Behavioral Health & Wellness, I am aware of the global impact of covid-19. Specifically, within my own family we have been impacted by the virus and for this reason I advise other families and friends to prevent the spread of the virus by remaining vigilant and protected. Remote therapy services maintaining social distance guidelines are also available for parent training and consultation, as well as, RBT supervision. In order to, prevent the potential spread of the virus I reserve the right to reschedule or terminate any therapy sessions in which myself, employees, or family members show signs of illness.


These symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

I will bring protective face masks to the home and community based settings. I will wear the mask based on standards in the home setting and at my personal discretion. If your child or loved one is having difficulty tolerating a protective face mask on their face, we also have a mask tolerance building intervention that can help improve this behavior. Caregivers who are concerned about the spread of illnesses in the home are expected to wear a protective face mask while ABA Therapy staff is present. Please maintain a sanitary and consistent home environment in order to create a comfortable and clean work setting for the therapist in your home. We love providing treatment in your child's natural environment and follow ethical guidelines for environmental conditions that interfere with implementation. Social distancing guidelines should be maintained between caregivers and ABA therapists in the home and community settings by staying within 6 feet of each other except to make close contact with the child for necessary support. We want you all to #staysafe!


If you, your children, spouse, or any other individual living in your home are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or otherwise please contact: 470) 829-1333 or sindy@swarthylion.com to reschedule your scheduled appointment as soon as possible.











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