COVID-19 Current Safety Procedures

Safety Procedures in Response to COVID-19

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 experience COVID-like symptoms, please call 630-230-6505 to reschedule your in-person appointment to a telehealth appointment. 

  • ATSA therapists and staff are fully vaccinated & continue to receive boosters as they are released
  • Patients or parents will call our main office at 630-230-6505 upon arrival and wait in their cars until ATSA staff informs them to enter the building
  • Patients are to bring their face masks to all appointments. If they forget theirs, we will have extras available. As a healthcare setting, our administrative staff will still be wearing masks, and we ask adults to continue wearing masks in the waiting room. With parents' permission, child patients' face masks may be removed during their sessions on a case-by-case basis (depending on treatment goals and parent permission). 
  • We are requesting that patients limit the number of persons in the waiting room, having siblings and other family members stay home if possible. During child sessions, parents are encouraged to wait in their cars if there are others in the waiting room
  • 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.
  • In between appointments, ATSA staff will sanitize therapeutic tools (toys, games, clipboards, pens, etc), high-touch surfaces, and therapy rooms. Cleaning time to properly sanitize and rotate supplies will be scheduled into Therapy Sessions, Lead-Ins, Winter Adventure, and Adventure Camp protocol
  • Hand sanitizer is available upon entering the suite and throughout therapy rooms
  • For Winter Adventure! and Adventure Camp, drop-off and pick-up will continue to occur outside in a designated drop-off/pick-up area.
  • Patients 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 10 days.

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!

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

We want our patients to have resources if they are interested in becoming fully vaccinated. The most recent Illinois update states that any resident 6 months and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the vaccine booster is available for ages 12 and up. If you or a member of your family is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend checking this website to search for a vaccination site: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ You may also want to check your local pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens) or contact your primary healthcare physician to see if they have appointment options. Feel free to reach out to ATSA Intake Coordinator for additional resources, 630-230-6505.

COVID-19 Testing Information
Depending on the situation, ATSA may request that you/your family take a Covid-19 test prior to services. There are now over-the-counter rapid tests you can purchase at local pharmacies! Click here to see what CVS offers. 

 

Page Last updated 9/17/2022

CDC Updates!

The CDC consolidated its COVID guidelines to help the public better understand best practices for protecting against and treating COVID. 

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children on June 18!

Children from 6 months to 5 years of age are now eligible for both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations. 

 

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 June 2022; the most recent/summer updates will be discussed during Intern Orientation and Counselor Training.

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