Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources
Mirasol is committed to providing a safe environment for its clients, caregivers and the community. We are continually updating our treatment protocols to ensure we are strictly observing the Pima County Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directives.
We offer virtual support through our IOP program and a free weekly eating disorder and body image support group using a secure videoconferencing application
We are updating our treatment protocols and visitor policy to ensure the safety of clients participating in our residential, PHP and IOP programs:
- We are mandating that staff members stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
- Per CDC guidelines, we are asking our team members to travel only when necessary.
- We have amped up our deep cleaning schedule and tightened requirements for food handling and infection control to prevent community acquired infection. Staff will use disinfectant wipes to clean kitchen, bathroom and common area surfaces daily and will perform continuous focused assessments on staff and clients (and at the start of every shift).
- No staff or clients with any symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed into our treatment centers.
- We are temporarily restricting non-essential visitors, vendors and contractors at all Mirasol locations.
- Offsite outings are temporarily suspended.
- Staff and clients will maintain "social distancing" of at least six feet. This means no handshakes, hugs, or close physical contact with other people.
- Masks will be worn by both staff and clients when social distancing cannot be maintained.
- If a client develops a temperature higher than 98.6 degrees F:
- Nursing and medical staff will evaluate the client and determine if a COVID-19 test is warranted.
- If a client develops a temperature higher than 99.0 degrees F:
- Nursing will isolate the client or staff member in the nurse's office and conduct a full assessment.
- Nursing and medical staff will evaluate the client and determine if further testing is required.
- If it is determined that the client requires further testing:
- All staff and clients will be restricted to their current location until further notice.
- Surface areas that the client came into direct contact with will be cleaned immediately.
- A response team comprised of the medical and nursing staff will convene to determine next steps.
- Once the risk has been removed, normal operations will resume.
- If a client tests positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic:
- The client will be isolated in a private room with a separate entrance for 10 days.
- If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, they will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days and will not be allowed to return to work until their test results are normal.
- If a staff member develops symptoms of illness while at work:
- The staff member must notify nursing staff for assessment.
- Nursing and medical staff will report all incidents to the Clinical Director.
- The staff member will be sent home to self-isolate if nursing deems appropriate.
- The staff member will then contact their primary care provider for further guidance and possible treatment.
- Staff members are asked to report any symptoms of COVID-19 which may exist among their family members to their direct supervisor who will then report the symptom to the nursing and medical staff, the Clinical Director and Human Resources.