Dear Families and Staff,
The Rochester Center for Children has decided to remain closed through May 1, 2020 based on the recommendations from Governor Waltz, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Education due to the continued concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are planning to continue to provide Family Skills Training via Telemedicine for families who are currently accessing that service. If you are not currently receiving FST but would like more information, please contact your child’s supervisor to discuss options and availability. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to your child’s supervisor and they will do their best to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this process during these uncertain times.
The Rochester Center for Children
The Rochester Center for Children has decided to close on March 18th-March 27th, 2020 based upon recommendations from Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our goal is to continue to provide services for clients enrolled at the Center during this closure through Family Skills Training (FST) via Telemedicine (Telemedicine is a means for delivery of health care services through video conferencing). In order to be eligible for FST, you will need to access to the internet and an electronic device that supports video conferencing- this may include a tablet, cell phone or laptop. The number of FST services the Center can provide will be dependent upon available staff but will not exceed 3 sessions per week. If you are interested in this service, please contact your child’s supervisor by March 17th, 2020.
The Rochester Center for Children
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now making daily headlines. We are making every effort to keep the Center clean and disinfected to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday preventive actions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The Rochester Center for Children is requiring that YOUR CHILD DOES NOT ATTEND FOR 14 DAYS following the last potential exposure, if any member of your household has (or has been in close contact with anyone else who has):
- A suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, or
- Recently returned from a *Level 2 or *Level 3 area, as designated by the Center for Disease Control
If, at the end of this 14-day period, no household member has experienced any symptoms, your child may resume their regular scheduled therapy sessions. If any household member does experience symptoms during that 14-day period, you will need to obtain medical clearance before your child will be allowed to return to the center. Individuals in the same household, including individuals who may not live in the household but may be staying there or are otherwise present in the household on a regular basis (e.g. nannies, caregivers, home health workers, contractors, etc.) are considered to be in close contact.
Below is a link to the Minnesota Dept. of Health where you can access the most current information.
MDH Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
We appreciate your attention to these important guidelines. Please contact the Rochester Center for Children if you have any questions.
Rochester Center for Children