WHAT TO EXPECT AT RYTHER DURING COVID-19

*This is up to date as of 3/11/22

As Covid-19 continues to affect our community, we are following strict guidelines to keep your in-person visit as safe as possible. Here’s what you need to know about your visit:

 

Visitor restrictions:

At Ryther we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a client to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.

 

Masking:

Everyone, including staff, clients, families, and visitors are required to wear a mask on Ryther property. Outdoor areas are included. If you do not have your own mask or face covering, one will be provided.

 

Social Distancing:

The indoor lobby is currently closed to help promote social distancing. This means that the doors are locked. We recommend waiting in vehicles or the outdoor waiting areas marked east or west. The center building does keep one door unlocked for bathroom use. If you are a parent who does not have a vehicle to wait in and the weather is not conducive to waiting outside, contact the front desk at 206-525-5050 to be provided a room to wait in.

 

Screening and Testing:

Upon arrival, clients and families are asked screening questions for signs of illness. During the screening staff will also take your temperature as an extra precaution. Contact your therapist or the Ryther front desk at 206-525-5050 upon arrival so that they can meet outside for screening. If you do not have a working cellphone you can go up to the front door and ring the bell for staff to inform the therapist of your arrival. If your child develops a new illness (for example, fever, cough, or runny nose) prior to your scheduled visit, please contact your therapist to discuss doing a virtual appointment.

 

Daily Screening for Staff and Faculty:

We are screening all of our staff upon entry for signs of illness. If an employee is found to have signs of illness, they are referred to COVID-19 testing and asked to follow our standard work restriction policy as it applies to them.

 

Access to care:

As we continue to strive to decrease the number of COVID-19 cases in our community, we are taking steps to increase in-person visits to our Campus. We are also increasing our telehealth capabilities for our therapists so that we can continue to serve clients for whom a virtual appointment is best. As part of our response to COVID-19 our therapists and scheduling will work with families and clients who had to reschedule appointments due to symptoms.