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RXPETS Therapy Dogs Update

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (2)

May 14, 2020

Dear Prescription: Pets Volunteers,


Hope that this email finds you well. May has come and is going fast as we continue social distancing and infection control procedures. I feel that we are very fortunate to live in Redding, a community that is relatively spread out and, for the most part, has functional social and health services.


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RXPETS Therapy Dogs Update

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Friends,

Per the government’s extension of the distancing guidelines until 4/30/20, there will be no scheduled therapy dog visits for our group. We’ll revisit the guidelines in about a month. Stay safe out here! Diana Stockwell

In the light of hope, here is a poem from an Irish priest to reflect on.

Fr. Richard Hendrick - OFM (Irish Priest)

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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 mad...

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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 chec...

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RXPETS Notice Corovirus

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



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 leas...

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ATD Message Re: Corovirus

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


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 t...

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