Update on Fitness for Health’s Services
March 23, 2020
To our Fitness for Health clients,
The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. What we do know is that things will be getting worse before they start to improve. Last week, Governor Hogan mandated that we close our doors. We were granted an exception for our licensed therapists. Today Governor Hogan mandated that only essential businesses remain open.
We may be deemed to provide essential services. However, given the uncertainty of the near future, I feel that it is imprudent and irresponsible to jeopardize the health and welfare of our clients and employees by continuing to remain open.
We are currently open and offering both Telehealth and in-person appointments at our clinic. We are implementing strict standards of hand-washing and sanitizing in our clinic and are following all government protocols.
Occupational therapy and physical therapy clients, please check with your insurance providers to learn if telehealth/telemedicine is covered. Clients with Kaiser Permanente and Tricare will be covered through their plans as is. HSCSN requires that we request additional approvals. We will be submitting those requests.
We ask that all of our clients and staff follow the CDC recommendations for reducing the transmission of communicable diseases and inform us if you or someone in your family has contracted the virus or has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with it and is self-quarantined.
Please remember to:
• Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
• Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces.
This is a dynamic and unprecedented point in our history. We will continue to monitor the situation and actively follow guidance from local and federal governments and the Center for Disease Control, and we will provide you with updates when we have them.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at 301-231-7138.
Marc Sickel, President, Fitness for Health