COVID Close Contact Policy (updated 12/8/21)
Dear Impact Families,
In an effort to provide the medically necessary ABA and Speech services required by our clients and their families, previous COVID policies have been re-evaluated and changed.
- Clients benefit when learning occurs face-to-face in a safe environment with qualified service providers.
- A high number of students are being sent home as close contacts, while our positive numbers have remained low overall.
- Currently, most close contact cases are NOT converting to COVID Positive.
- Our focus should remain on symptomatic close contacts as the center’s priority for quarantine.
Beginning December 8, 2021, Impact will implement the following:
Modified Close Contact Procedures:
- Internal close contact tracing process will continue.
- Close contacts who are vaccinated and are NON-symptomatic = no quarantine required, with mask wearing encouraged for adult staff with clients that it does not impede their learning.
- Close contacts who are unvaccinated, and NON-symptomatic = no quarantine required.
- Close contacts are encouraged to wear a mask in situations that it does not impede the learning of the clients.
- Close contacts will be required to conduct daily health and symptom check during the 10 days following the close contact.
- Close contact and SYMPTOMATIC…whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
- Following leadership interview with parents, close contact may be given a Rapid Test by parents (parents must administer test).
- If close contact is positive, 10-day isolation rules apply as normal.
- If close contact is negative, no quarantine required, however, client/staff remains home until symptoms significantly reduced for 24 hours without medication.
Our leadership team will work closely with close contacts and/or their families. Whether staff or client, please check in with the leadership team before returning to services.
We continue to monitor our response to COVID-19 in an effort to best meet the needs of our staff, clients, and families. If you have questions, please contact the center at 605-206-5004.