During this time of uncertainty as we are all having our lives impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus) Elevate Addiction Services (EAS) is dedicated to keeping the health and safety of our clients, their families, and our employees paramount. We want to take this time to inform you of the aggressive and proactive measures we are engaged in.
All response efforts are being informed and guided by recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local government recommendations.
The following mitigation efforts and restrictions have been implemented
- Creation of a COVID-19 response team engaged in monitoring developments, disseminating information, and issuing protocols
- Visitation is no longer allowed at any EAS residential recovery center
- IOP locations have migrated to telehealth platforms
- All service from outside contractors has been discontinued
- Staff and clients have received training and education on enhanced infection prevention and control
- Dramatic protocols have been enacted regarding cleaning and disinfection
- PPE supplies are being maintained
- Enhanced screening protocols have been enacted for all clients and staff
- Social distancing requirements have been enacted
- Informational posters and announcements have been posted throughout our facilities
The safety of our clients, their families, and our employees is our top priority. EAS pledges to remain vigilant in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.
The following is a list of protective and social distancing recommendations from the CDC:
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
For more helpful tips on combating COVID-19 please visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html