COVID-19 Current Safety Procedures
Update! As of May 13, 2021, fully vaccinated persons can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic without wearing masks or social distancing.
Safety Procedures in Response to COVID-19
We continue to provide in-person and telehealth therapy options, and we will be moving forward with Winer Adventure Camp 2021 and Adventure Camp 2021 at ATSA. To ensure the safety of our patients, families, and ATSA staff, the following procedures are in place. These procedures are derived from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DuPage County Health Department and other government guidelines. If you want a copy of our most recent COVID-19 protocols, please contact the office at 630-230-6505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATSA Clinicians, Staff, Counselors, & Interns
Please Click the "Complete the Training" button below to complete the "ATSA Safety and Compliance Training on Health Protocols and Expectations to Mitigate Risk of COVID-19". Then, Click "Take the Quiz" when you are finished. Note that this training was last updated in April 2021; most recent/summer updates will be discussed during Intern Orientation and Counselor Training.
ATSA will continue to limit the number of people inside the clinic and enforce safety guidelines through the following proactive measures:
When you Arrive at ATSA:
- Call 630-230-6505 upon arrival and wait in your car until ATSA staff informs you to enter the building.
- Individuals MUST wear a mask when entering the clinic. If parents are fully vaccinated, they may remove their masks once in the waiting room.
- We ask that only necessary people enter the suite, having siblings and other family members stay home if possible.
- Doors will be propped open to reduce the need to touch door handles.
- The only door that will close is the black door between the therapy rooms and waiting room to ensure the privacy of our patients.
- Hand sanitizer is available upon entering the suite. Please note that the building has automatic hand sanitizer pumps throughout.
- Your and your child’s temperature will be taken at arrival.
- Parents need to sign our “COVID-19 Acknowledgement Form,” PRIOR to their in-person session. This form acknowledges that neither the patient nor anyone in the patient’s household has knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 or has had COVID-like symptoms within the last 14 days.
Therapy Sessions, Lead-In Sessions, and Adventure Camps
- All adults will be wearing face masks throughout Therapy Sessions, Lead-Ins, and Adventure Camps.
- ATSA therapists and staff are fully vaccinated and the goal is to have all interns and AC counselors fully vaccinated prior to the start of Lead-In Sessions, occurring in July 2021
- Adult and children's temperatures and symptom screener will be conducted before each outpatient Therapy Session.
- All ATS staff, Counselor, and Camper temperatures will be taken at the beginning of each Lead-In session and at the beginning Winter Adventure! Camp day and daily at Adventure Camp.
- Patients are to bring their face masks to all appointments. If they forget theirs, we will have extras available.
- During Therapy Sessions, including Lead-In sessions, Parents are to return to their cars to wait rather than waiting in our waiting room (exceptions will be made based on treatment needs).
- Cleaning time to properly sanitize and rotate supplies will be scheduled into both Therapy Sessions, Lead-Ins, Winter Adventure, and Adventure Camp protocols.
- For Winter Adventure! and Adventure Camp, drop-off and pick-up will continue to occur outside in a designated drop-off/pick-up area.
While we understand that these changes make sessions a bit more tedious, please understand that we are working hard to comply with not only following government regulations, but also ensuring the safety of our patients, families, and staff. We will continue to monitor the recommendations from the IDPH and update our protocol as needed. We believe that moving forward with these new procedures is the best way to continue provide treatment services while keeping our community safe and healthy. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to “using our brave” together!
Chicago Emergency Travel Order (ETO)
To maintain the health and safety of our staff, patients, and families, ATSA is strictly abiding by the Chicago Emergency Travel Order. We also ask that you take necessary precautions when making plans as we move forward into the Summer of 2021. Currently, the ETO states that if you have traveled domestically, or have had a visitor from another state within the last two weeks, you need to complete one of the following:
- 10 day quarantine
- Pre-arrival negative test result (no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival) with strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings
- Be fully vaccinated, as defined as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after one dose of a single-dose vaccine and not have symptoms and maintain strict masking and social distancing
As of 6/1/21, all U.S. states and territories are categorized as yellow. See more specifics regarding policies and state status on the Chicago Emergency Travel Order website.
Illinois expected to move to Phase 5 in June 2021
It was announced on May 6, 2021 that Illinois is expected to move into the "bridge phase" on May 14, 2021. By June 2021, Illinois is expected to fully reopen and enter Phase 5 of the COVID Re-opening Plan! Click here to learn more about Phase 5.
Page Last updated 06/03/2021
ATSA is following the guidelines from the Restore Illinois Plan as well as the Chicagoland Emergency Travel Order. ATSA is currently offering both In-Person or Teletherapy Appointments. As of May 13, 2021, fully vaccinated persons can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic without wearing masks or social distancing. See more on the CDC Website Here
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
In efforts to try to avoid spreading the Coronavirus, ATSA therapists and staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We also want our patients to have resources if they are interested in becoming fully vaccinated. The most recent Illinois update made any resident 12 and older eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you or a member of your family is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend checking these two websites for open registration.