Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Published March 15, 2020
At the Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our clients, therapists, staff, and supervisors.
As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve, we have implemented several precautionary measures to help maintain the health of our staff and clients. In creating these measures, we are taking guidance from Virginia Tech, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health officials.
Although we already strive to make the FTC a safe environment for everyone, we have developed a strict cleaning regime and schedule that involves wiping down surfaces with effective disinfecting products. Hand sanitizer will also be readily available.
Beginning Monday, March 16, all faculty, staff, and clients entering the FTC will complete a symptom checklist, based on guidelines provided by the CDC. This practice will remain in place until further notice.
If you have a scheduled appointment at the FTC and any of the following applies, you will be asked to leave the FTC and to reschedule:
- You are not feeling well, or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms
- You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath)
- You have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- You have recently traveled to/from an area with active, ongoing spread of COVID-19
If there is any doubt, please stay home and call us to reschedule at a later date. If you need emergency assistance, please contact the RAFT Crisis Hotline at (540) 961-8400.
We understand that this will be an inconvenience for some, but in the interest of public health and safety, these are the steps that we feel are appropriate to keep our clients, staff, and community safe.