In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States, Seattle Counseling Service has worked to implement a response that is inclusive, supports social distancing measures, and will allow clients the option to choose between Telehealth and booking out rooms online with staff. Some changes we have implemented are:
- Increased air purification and cleaning
- Online booking for therapy rooms
- Providing PPE for staff and clients
- Distanced client seating in waiting rooms
- Floor signage to help with social distancing orders
We have also welcomed two new staff members to our team in an effort to increase safety, awareness, and communication around covid-19 for our clients and staff.
Nate screens and checks in every client and staff member that enters and leaves the office, and ensures that best covid precautions are being followed and implemented agency-wide.
Covid-19 Communications Specialist
Katarina manages communications related to covid-19 both internally and externally, and assisting with general agency communication needs from graphic design literature to staff newsletters.
Those in the following categories should avoid public situations:
- 60 years of age or older
- Underlying health conditions
- Weakened immune systems
All of us should:
- Wash hands every time we enter or leave a building. Wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If this is not possible, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wear a mask when leaving your home.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) of people who are sick. Practice social distancing by limiting groups to under 5 or more.
- Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care; Consult reliable, evidence-based sources of information such as: US Centers for Disease Control, Washington State Dept. of Health, King County & Seattle Public Health
How to tell if you are symptomatic and when to seek help:
- Fever and Chills
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of Taste or Smell (NEW)
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Muscle or Body Aches
Look for emergency warning signs:
- Bluish Lips or Face
- Persistent pain or pressure in chest
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- (NEW) Confusion
If you experience these symptoms, please head to the nearest emergency room.
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