HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
At Behavioral Support Partnership, the health and safety of our clients, staff and the community at large has been the leading factor in our response to the Corona Virus. With the introduction of effective vaccines, masking policies and the subsequent decline in Covid cases, BSP has revised the Covid guidelines to provide reasonable precautions while recognizing the ever-changing facets of this virus. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all while delivering effective ABA services in family homes and in our BSP Kids clinic.
Our new guidelines, effective October 1, 2022, are in accordance with the CDC and California Department of Health.
- BSP continues to require that all staff are vaccinated and up to date with their boosters.
- BSP staff who do not get vaccinated or obtain their boosters must have an exemption.
- Unvaccinated staff who see clients in person must wear at least surgical mask.
Staff and families are no longer required to wear masks, unless one or more of the exceptions below apply:
- The staff prefers to continue wearing their mask.
- Caregivers request that the team wear masks.
- Sessions take place at the BSP clinic, and all families/staff must continue to wear masks when inside the clinic.
- Staff or families who report exposure regardless of vaccination status, but report no symptoms, should wear at least a surgical mask for 10 days.
- Staff that are unvaccinated must continue to wear at least a surgical mask.
- All staff and clients who participate in Social Skills must wear mask indoors.
Staff and families are requested to monitor their own health and report any exposure or symptoms of Covid to our Scheduler before any sessions begin.
Exposure to Covid
- The exposed staff or family member (s) will notify BSP’s Scheduler about the exposure.
- The exposed individuals should wear at least a surgical mask for 10 days and test for Covid on day 5 after the exposure.
Experiencing Covid Symptoms
- If BSP Staff or families report Covid 19 symptoms, the Scheduler will identify all persons with whom that individual has been in contact and notify them of their possible exposure to Covid-19. The employee or client may continue with telehealth sessions.
- The staff or family (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who have Covid 19 diagnosis or symptoms must self isolate and may resume in person sessions when they:
- Have not had a fever for at least 24 hours withoutthe use of medicine that reduces fevers and
- Other symptoms have improved* (for example, when cough or shortness of breath have improved) and
- At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
- Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days
BSP Kids! Clinic Protocol
- Staff and families must wear masks while inside the clinic.
- Caregivers must be present to assist their children with their toileting needs.
- In order to reduce the number of persons in the clinic lobby, we kindly ask that only one Caregiver bring their child if possible.
- Caregivers have the option of also waiting outside of the clinic while session is taking place (except for Early Start clients. A Caregiver must be present for all sessions). Caregivers must remain in the City View Complex.
- If Caregivers do not stay in session, they will join the session 10-15 minutes prior to the end the session end time to recap progress and session content with their staff.
- Staff will disinfect toys with sanitizing wipes throughout session as often as possible and at the end of session. This includes all surfaces, doorknobs, cabinet knobs, etc. will be disinfected.
- Staff and families will only use their assigned clinic room or wait in the lobby.