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September 10, 2021 Update
Dear Shandy Families,
We understand that this year has been a trying time for everyone, and we are continuously striving to do our very best to protect our patients, their families, and our team members during this trying time. We are continuing to monitor the local and state health requirements and are writing to share a COVID update with you.
Our priority is to do our absolute best to keep everyone healthy and safe, which is why we’ve made the decision to require that all Shandy employees and visitors wear masks starting Monday, September 13, 2021, regardless of vaccination status. As we’re sure many of you already know, the trend in cases is increasing due to the highly contagious Delta variant, and we believe this decision will help keep everyone safe. We will reevaluate in 30 days to decide further action.
Also, we are encouraging any child (2+ years old) who can tolerate a mask to please wear one. And, we have made the decision to keep our waiting rooms closed to encourage more social distancing. Please talk with your child’s therapist to determine the best way for pickup/drop off.
We know this is hard, but, again, our priority is to do our absolute best to keep everyone healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience and your cooperation. We appreciate your support as we do everything we can as an organization to keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your understanding,
The Shandy Clinic
November 19, 2020 Update
According to new guidelines from the health department, if a patient is not able to wear a face mask, therapists are now required to wear a face shield in addition to a medical-grade face mask throughout the therapy session. Face shields are disinfected between each patient. We are asking that caregivers continue to have children wear masks when in the clinic for their appointments unless there is a medical reason that they are unable to tolerate wearing a mask. If you forget to bring a mask for your child, all locations have pediatric masks available for you. Therapists must receive caregiver consent prior to asking a child to wear a mask during a therapy session.
Updated July 17, 2020
Per the orders of Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, masks are required to enter the premises.
To learn more about the mask order and frequently asked questions, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/mask-guidance
Updated March 25, 2020
Dear Shandy Family,
The Shandy Clinic continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in our community and commends the Pikes Peak area schools for extending students’ spring break to slow the spread of the virus. In light of the ever-changing situation, we would like to inform you of some additional precautionary measures we are taking as a company, including:
- Increased sanitization efforts at all locations.
- Limiting the number of therapy supplies used.
- Removing any supplies/toys/equipment that are difficult to sanitize.
- Closing ball pits at all locations.
- Mandatory patient and staff hand hygiene before and after every appointment.
- Close monitoring of patient and staff symptoms and sending those home who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
- Temporary suspension of all group appointments from until further notice.
- Includes feeding groups and social skills.
- All group therapy appointments will be rescheduled as one-on-one visits to practice social distancing without having to compromise your child’s progress in therapy.
- Limiting additional family members in shared areas (e.g. waiting rooms, gyms) when possible.
In order to limit waiting room capacity and practice social distancing, we would like to offer caregivers the option to call your clinic’s patient coordinator as you pull into the parking lot and have your therapist meet you to pick up and/or drop off your child at your vehicle.
The Shandy Clinic is also taking measures to be overly prepared in the situation that we have to make the difficult decision to close clinics in the future. It is our mission to continue to serve all clients and families during this time and our goal is to give all families an option to continue to receive services without a gap in care.
We will be forming a team of individuals to ensure all families have the option to receive speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in the form of Teletherapy from the safety of your home in the unfortunate event that we have to close or your family needs to be quarantined. You may be receiving a phone call from a Shandy Clinic staff member in the upcoming days to help you sign up for this service.
The Shandy Clinic will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff and will continue to send updates as the situation evolves.
-The Shandy Clinic
From March 11, 2020
The Shandy Clinic is deeply committed to the health and safety of the children and families that we serve, to our remarkable team, and to our community more broadly. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it unfolds.
In addition to our continued adherence to county health and governmental protocols, we are also taking additional proactive preventative measures in all of our clinics to keep our community as healthy as possible, including:
- Additional sanitation of high volume points of contact (door handles, faucets, etc.);
- Hand sanitizers for families and employees in all of our clinics; and
- Reiterating with our team all recommendations for health and safety to ensure that we are well-versed and adherent to best practices.
We encourage you to follow the standard precautions outlined by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, while we are eager to continue to deliver care, we ask that if you or your family aren’t feeling well to please stay at home.
Appreciating the unknown and changing nature of these conditions, we will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and to follow the advice and directions of local officials. We will, of course, keep you up to date with any changes.
Be well and keep healthy,
-The Shandy Clinic