Providing Behavioral Health Services To Children
CCSN is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and monitoring the COVID-19 disease daily. We consistently practice preventative measures at all 6 of our locations. While we continue to provide services that are needed to the children and families we serve, we do so by following all Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, state, and local mandates. We ensure our staff:
• Increased our hand washing procedures for everyone in our facilities, this includes children and parents as well as staff. Everyone must wash their hands upon arriving at any of our facilities.
• Maintain a safe, social distance in a group setting by having small groups in accordance w/ CDC guidelines.
• Thoroughly disinfect all frequently touched objects and surfaces before, between and after all activities.
• Perform daily symptom screenings for all staff and members.
• Encourage all parents to keep their kids home and reschedule their services if they are showing any symptoms.
Please know CCSN is working hard to ensure we rigorously follow these guidelines we have put in place to keep both our member, their families, and our staff safe during this unprecedented time. We will continue to adhere to the latest medical information and facts about COVID-19 in order to bring quality services to the children we serve.
The COVID-19 caused an outbreak of respiratory illness, and was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then, thousands of cases have been confirmed in China, and COVID-19 has also spread internationally, including in the United States. Investigations are ongoing. The most recent situation updates are available from both the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) website at https://www.azdhs.gov/ and the CDC web page, About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
The confirmed COVID-19 infections can cause a range of illness, from little to no symptoms, to those affected being severely ill and even dying. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear from 2 to 14 days after exposure, based on the incubation period for other coronaviruses, such as the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) viruses. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html.
- For up-to-date travel advisories, visit the CDC travel notice website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china.
PERSONS MOST AT RISK:
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A PRECAUTION:
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
LOCAL COUNTY INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19:
For local county information about COVID-19, please visit azdhs.gov or call your county public health authority:
Caring Connections for Special Needs is a specialty provider. To obtain services from CCSN, call us at: 520-639-9006 and one of our friendly representatives will assist you through the process.
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