Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

March 24, 2020

 

We as a community are facing a global health concern that can feel overwhelming and scary. There is a lot of information coming at us from different directions and it can be hard to know what is accurate and healthy information. Incorrect information or not having access to information can make dealing with this concern harder.  We wish to help ease some of the distress by providing links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has up-to-date information to help you stay informed and healthy.
Here are the links to the current information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

Prevention

English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

Preventing the Spread

English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html

Symptoms

English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

 

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center’s Response

To ensure our staff and clients are safe, we have implemented the following procedures for the coming weeks:

– We are regularly sanitizing our office spaces, including the lobby, therapist couches, doorknobs, and keys.

– Staff are regularly washing their hands, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the office. Clients are encouraged to utilize the hand sanitizer and regularly wash their hands while in our office.

– Phone sessions will be offered for any client who is over 60, immune compromised, has been exposed to coronavirus, or have ANY cold/flu/coughing symptoms. If you are sick, please call your therapist to request a phone session or to cancel.

 

Other Resources

– Multnomah County Guidance for COVID-19. Click here for more information.

– Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep People Connected to the Internet. Click here for more information.

– Many health insurance companies are waiving their restrictions to allow for more phone and video therapy. Click here for more information.

– School Districts are providing “grab-and-go” meals at no cost for children 18 and under. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, depending on location. School districts will offer meals at varied times and locations:

David-Douglas School District

Gresham-Barlow School District

Hillsboro School District

North Clackamas School District

Portland Public Schools

Reynolds School District

Tigard-Tualatin School District