Flu and Corona Virus (COVID-19) Protection
Turning Point Services, Ltd.
There is nothing more important to us than our client’s safety and well-being. For this reason, we have established standard disease-control processes and have revisited and enhanced these practices considering the recent Corona Virus concerns.
What steps is Turning Point Services, Ltd. taking to prevent the spread of the Flu and COVID 19 to clients?
As standard practice, all staff members are trained to follow personal hygiene habits suggested by the CDC, state and local public health departments. In addition, we have implemented heightened cleaning regimens (including the use of disinfectants known to work on similar viruses). Rita already washes her hands before and after each service.
Can you be declined service if you are exhibiting symptoms?
If you have mild cold-like symptoms, health officials encourage you to stay home while sick and avoid close contact to help protect others. For the safety of everyone, Rita Abdallah is permitted to decline service to any client exhibiting contagious symptoms and she will reschedule your appointment.
If Rita exhibits any cold-like symptoms, she will call clients to reschedule the appointment. Should you need to cancel an appointment for a health-related reason, please give at least 24 hours’ notice and consider the option of a virtual/phone session.
Rita appreciates your concern and cooperation during this time. She will continue to monitor the situation and take additional measures if or when it becomes necessary to ensure her safety and the safety of her clients.
COVID-19 Checklist for Cloth Face Coverings (Masks): Protecting Against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans wear cloth face coverings (masks) in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation is being made based on studies that show a significant proportion of people with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others in close proximity, through speaking, coughing, sneezing or other means.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly recommends that Ohioans take the following actions:
Use coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and public parks.
Maintain 6-feet social distancing whenever possible, even if you are wearing a face covering.
DO NOT place cloth face coverings on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
DO NOT use medical supply masks, which must be reserved for healthcare workers, first responders, and people who are known to be sick.
Make cloth face coverings from household items or common materials. Use multiple layers of fabric that does not damage or lose shape when laundered or machine dried.
Support small businesses selling fabric masks at a reasonable price, but watch out for scammers offering high-priced or so-called superior masks.
Other Dos and Don’ts
DO use coverings that fit snugly but comfortably and allow for breathing without restriction. Secure behind the head with ties or ear loops. Wear horizontally.
DO NOT touch the mask while wearing it. If you do, wash your hands immediately.
DO ensure that your nose, mouth, and chin are covered at all times.
DO NOT allow the mask to slip under your nose and DO NOT untie straps/unhook ear loops.
DO wash your hands before putting on and immediately after removing them.
DO NOT touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering.
DO launder coverings after each use.
DO NOT wear when wet from laundering or from spit or mucus.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services helpline at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.
Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html.
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.