An Important Message from Building Blocks Pediatrics regarding COVID-19:
We would like to reassure all of our families that we are taking all necessary action to do our part to prevent the spread of this illness. Building Blocks Pediatrics is alert and vigilant. We are closely monitoring Coronavirus reports from the CDC and have taken increased measures to keep our clinics sanitized and disinfected. This includes but is not limited to:
* Taking all patient’s temperatures before the start of each therapy session. If temperature is 100.4° F (38° C) or above, the patient will be sent home and must remain fever free for 14 days before returning to clinic-based therapy. “CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish.”
*If a parent must accompany their child into a session, they will be required to have their temperature checked, wash/sanitize hands, and wear a mask.
*Encouraging our patients to wear face masks, particularly when in “common areas” (lobby, hallways, kitchen, gym).
*Requiring all patients to wash/disinfect his/her hands before starting therapy.
*Sanitizing surfaces and equipment with hospital-grade disinfectant before each child’s session.
*As always, our therapists provide one-on-one therapy with their children (never in a group setting) to allow for proper social distancing.
*We have closed our waiting rooms at this time to limit the number of people coming into the clinic. Therapists will meet families outside of the front door or at their car to pick up and drop children. Parents may elect to wait in their car or run errands while their child is having therapy.
*We remain committed to our patients and families by maintaining progress through continuity of services. We are taking every opportunity to keep services available to those unable to come in during this time by utilizing the valuable resource of Teletherapy.
We understand that families are concerned about the health and safety of our children and we recommend that everyone take proper precautions to maintain the health and well-being of their families. It is important to understand the potential risk of this illness and to take proper precautions, however it is equally important not to unnecessarily limit life participation of those who are not immediately at risk.
Therefore, unless you are notified otherwise, Building Blocks Pediatrics will remain open regular hours. We want our children to be able to continue to receive their therapy and keep their schedules as close to normal for them as possible to avoid regression in their abilities.
Our top priority remains keeping our patients and employees healthy and safe. We encourage our families to stay vigilant and monitor reputable sources such as the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and World Health Organization (WHO).