Narins Eating DisorderCenter June 2021 COVID-19 Update As New York State vaccination rates increase and infection rates are finally decreasing, we are appreciative of the opportunity to return to much of our normal, pre-pandemic policies. Narins Eating Disorder Center will continue to work hard to provide a safe environment for recovery while also relaxing our restrictions. Consistent with CDC recommendations, the following changes are being made:
As of July 1st, we will return to providing all of our services on-site. This includes our weekly Friends and Family Group, Family Therapy sessions for those in PHP, and our Intensive Outpatient Program. Masks will no longer be required back for fully vaccinated patient, parents, and guardians. Zoom sessions are being discontinued except in unusual circumstances.
Daily temperature checks will be discontinued, although patients and family members with any signs or symptoms of illness are asked to stay home.
Hand sanitizer will remain available in every room, and frequent handwashing will be encouraged.
Patients will no longer need to be seated 6 feet apart in the group room and kitchen, but no physical contact is allowed.
We are following food safety protocols as advised by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Patients continue to bring their own blankets (if they choose) and must take them home to be washed weekly. They may bring in their own markers, journal, stress balls, etc to avoid sharing these items, or they may use those provided by the Center.
We will continue our frequent cleaning service and sanitize high traffic spots daily.
Staff are responsible for self-monitoring for symptoms of illness and through daily temperature checks on or before arriving to the facility.
We are grateful for all of the support we have gotten over the past 15 months in carefully following the ever-changing regulations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for supporting our staff and patients' safety. Tracy Welchoff, Ph.D. Owner/ Executive Director