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ATD Message Re: 1 visit per 3 months

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

March 16, 2020

Dear ATD members,

 

We understand that no one has any control over what is happening nationwide with COVID-19.  We will be waiving the required 1 visit every 3 months beginning March 1, 2020 in hopes that visits can resume by June 1, 2020. Anyone who had not met that requirement prior to March 1, 2020 will need to be observed one time in order to resume your visits.The subject will be revistied June 1, 2020 and the decision will be made to resume the requirement or to still suspend it.  

 

Stay healthy!

The Board of Director and Staff

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

RXPETS COVID-19 Update

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

3/14/ 2020

 

Dear Prescription: Pets Volunteers,

 

As you know from governmental sources that there have been many directives issued to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Though the risk is low in Redding at this time, I am happy to see that proactive steps are being taken. Most of the healthcare facilities here have temporarily stopped visitors from entering including dog therapy teams. If you are planning to visit anywhere, please call ahead to check out the situation. As always we follow all facility procedures as well as our own infection control practices.

 

The Board of Directors had been planning our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event for April. We have postponed this event until it is safe to have a small gathering. We’ll keep you posted.

 

Diane Magic wanted me to let you know that the program at the First Methodist Church about her dog, Ebby, has been postponed.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

 

Be safe out there!

Diana Stockwell, President,

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RXPETS Notice Corovirus

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

3/8/20

 

Dear Prescription:Pets Volunteers,

 

Just want to keep your updated by sharing this email from ATD to their Testers/Observers. In this area that is Lyn Hamilton and myself. At this time we have not been contacted by any local facilities to discontinue visits. Please note ATD’s advise to follow each facility's procedures and the following:

"ATD is simply advising members to thoroughly wash their hands with soap regularly for at least 20 seconds, utilize hand sanitizers and cough and sneeze into a Kleenex that can be disposed of. All of these are easy and effective ways to avoid contracting or transmitting common colds, flu and other viruses. If you are not comfortable in doing a medical facility or doing visits elsewhere, we certainly understand and do not expect you to visit."

I will continue to keep you updated. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Diana Stockwell, President, Prescription: Pets

 

 

ATD Message Re: Corovirus

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

3/8/2020

ATD is not suspending visits.  We want all members to follow the procedures put forth by the facilities.  Check with the facilities in your area to see if they are suspending visits prior to your scheduled date and time.   ATD is simply advising members to thoroughly wash their hands with soap regularly for at least 20 seconds, utilize hand sanitizers and cough and sneeze into a Kleenex that can be disposed of. All of these are easy and effective ways to avoid contracting or transmitting common colds, flu and other viruses and refer to the CDC website. If you are not comfortable in doing a medical facility or doing visits elsewhere, we certainly understand and do not expect you to visit. 

 

The Board of Directors

Alliance of Therapy Dogs


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