Just Believe Recovery Center Carbondale PA (JBRC PA) remains open to new patients and is dedicated to serving those struggling with addiction while emphasizing safety and prevention as a top priority regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Amidst the global health pandemic, JBRC is strictly following recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We are taking as many proactive steps as possible to protect our current and future patients and staff.
Overview of Our Approach
Overall Patient and Staff Safety
Our center has been tasked with establishing a Health Protection Committee (HPC), the purpose of which is to ensure that proper hygiene and safety measures are in place and being followed at each facility. We also guarantee to enact a coordinated company response to any concerns. We have established protective protocols in the event that COVID-19 may have endangered any person in our facilities.
JBRC screens all potential patients prior to admission to determine the following:
- Personal travel history
- Possible exposure to any other individuals who have traveled to areas of concern
- Any direct contact by the patients with those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Symptoms of illness
Individuals who screen positive for COVID-19 will not be admitted to treatment, and those who test negative will be eligible for admission.
JBRC is committed to ensuring staff employed at our center are not infected with COVID-19. Staff who have traveled to areas of concern, who have been in direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or exhibit any signs of illness are asked to follow CDC guidelines, which requires 14 days of isolation with no symptoms from the time of exposure.
We are maintaining our already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the day in addition to regularly scheduled deep cleanings. We encourage both staff and patients to practice strict hand hygiene and avoid skin to skin contact. We also closely monitor the health and well-being of our patients.
Our therapists have been trained on the effects of anxiety and other issues related to COVID-19 and are running groups at our centers to address concerns.
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Community?
The CDC recommends engaging in daily preventative actions to help reduce the spread of respiratory diseases, including the following:
- Avoid unnecessary handshakes and personal affection, such as hugs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
- Use a tissue to cover your face when you cough or sneeze then dispose of it in the trash.
- Clean thoroughly and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects with a household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Our facility recommends the following immunity-boosting measures:
- Take high doses of Vitamin D (10,000 units per day).
- Take mushroom complex supplements for the support of overall health.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids.
Evolving Procedures and Policies
As the information on COVID-19 continues to evolve, we scrutinize our policies and procedures and amend them as necessary. We will remain open and look forward to continuing to provide essential addiction treatment and resources to those who suffer from the disease of addiction and need our help.