If meeting in my usual office, there will be more distance in seating and a physical barrier will be used -- a vinyl transparent curtain separating the therapist from the sofa area. We are allowed by the Executive Order to remove masks during “procedures”. I am designating therapy sessions as a procedure. However, masks are required to be worn until clients are seated in the office.
Personal contact such as hugs or handshakes will be off limits.
Extra disinfection efforts will be made between clients. Frequent and thorough hand washing is encouraged for clients and will be practiced by the therapist. Hand sanitizer will be available as well. Clients will be provided with tissues and trash receptacles.
A screening protocol will be used before the session. Clients will be asked the Pre-Session Checklist and told to reschedule if positive answers are given.
Children under age 9 will temporarily not be seen in the office. The play therapy room will not be used due to the difficulty of adequately disinfecting it between clients.