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SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: CLIENT NOTICE

A central goal of the Acumen Institute is to provide a safe environment for our clients, staff, and well-being of our community.

 

Kansas continues to be under a state of emergency order through October 2020. As a result, Acumen Institute has modified the Longitudinal Professional Day Program and our Workshops: Understanding Disruption in Distressed Physicians and Medical Organizations & Professional Boundary Training for Medical Professionals, so that these programs can occur through a secure telehealth portal.  

 

We believe our services are essential for our clients' behavioral remediation and continued professional development. The participants in our groups and workshop have, so far, responded well to the new experience. Until it is safe to travel, all of our services will be available virtually until January 1, 2021. 

 

While we miss the lively group and peer interactions that occur on-site, we want to do our part to mitigate everyone's risk. We will continue to monitor our local health risks and hope to resume on-site services as soon as possible.  

Policy When We return to In=Person Programming:

  1. Acumen Institute wants to remind our clients about the risks of contracting COVID-19 even as you seek out care. SARS-CoV-2 is a highly contagious virus that can lead to serious illness and even death. Current data suggests that older individuals with certain comorbidities (e.g. hypertension, obesity, diabetes, respiratory or heart disease, etc.) may be at greater risk. You can contract COVID-19 from a variety of sources.

  2. The COVID-19 disease has a long incubation period. You, your patients, other clients, and our staff may have the COVID-19 virus, be asymptomatic, and yet still be highly contagious. Determining who is infected by the virus is challenging and complicated due to the limitations associated with accurate testing as well as changing CDC guidelines regarding testing. 

  3. In times of social distancing, the very act of leaving home and coming to our facility carries an inherent risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure, and then COVID-19. While many areas of the country are opening up, there is still a lot of uncertainty about the inherent risks. Acumen Institute wants to provide a safe remediation and treatment experience as soon as possible.

  4. The simplest, most scientifically-proven prevention methods to date include:

  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between people at all times if possible.

  • Wearing a surgical mask (changed daily) or cloth face covering that is cleaned with soapy water in the evening and dried overnight.

  • Minimizing interaction with other people except as necessary.

  • Carry out food rather than eating in restaurants.

  • Avoid any close contact with people who have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, body aches, and general fatigue).

  • Frequent hand washing or sanitizing for at least 20 seconds before and after eating, touching the face or nose, or putting on and taking off face masks.

  • Regular and frequents cleansing of high-use surfaces (e.g. counters, doorknobs, drawer, cupboard, and refrigerator handles) with soap, bleach, or germicidal/viricidal cleansers. 

  • We ask that you refrain from staying in an Airbnb type facility. 

Please review this information carefully, and confirm that you understand its contents. We will ask that you acknowledge that understanding prior to any services provided at Acumen.  We also require you to accept that there is an increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 disease if you visit or receive services outside of your home, including on-site contact with our staff. We will also ask you to acknowledge that you could contract the COVID-19 from outside this facility in traveling to or when staying in Douglas County, KS unrelated to your visit with us. We will ask you to abide by the COVID-19 prevention measures listed above. We will ask you to agree to ask the staff, your primary doctor, and dwelling partners, and those who come in near contact with you to do the same.

We hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and well during this unprecedented time.

© Acumen Institute 2020