Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The virus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. It may be possible to get COVID-19 when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches his/her own mouth, nose, or eyes, but this it not thought to be the main way it spreads. 

How can I protect myself and others?*

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (if no soap/water available)

If you have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spiking or if you have been in contact with a traveler at risk, please notify JHA of your contact (e.g., a member of the household has recently returned from an area that is spiking).  JHA may require a client, therapist, or employee to remain away from the clinic for up to 14 days from the date of contact.

If your child is sick, please follow our standard protocol (from our policies):

• Do not bring your child to therapy if your child is ill or if someone in the immediate family has a highly contagious illness (e.g., flu, stomach bug, COVID-19). Please do not attend therapy unless your child has been healthy and fever-free for at least 24 hours. Please wash your child’s hands in JHA’s bathroom before each therapy session begins.

How is JHA prepared?

• Your therapist disinfects all surfaces and materials and sanitizes his/her hands before

   and after therapy.

• Your therapist will sanitize your child’s hands before and after therapy.

• Common areas in the clinic are disinfected regularly.

• Universal precautions are followed.

*Source: CDC Website