May 18, 2021
As we all do our best to navigate the challenges that have been presented with COVID-19, Spokane Falls Recovery Center has taken the necessary precautions to help contain and mitigate the spread of this virus for over a year. We continue to monitor our facility and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government organizations. In line with those safety measures, we are providing this guidance regarding the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With the recent changes published by the CDC, having revised their recommendations around mask guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated, Spokane Falls Recovery Center is amending its procedure to comply with the new CDC guidelines. This allows individuals who attend services, THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. We respect and abide by an individual’s right to privacy and have gone to great lengths to ensure HIPAA guidelines are being followed as part of our day-to-day operation in the substance use disorder field. This includes an individual’s medical records and their right to privacy. Face masks will no longer be mandatory for individuals attending services at Spokane Falls Recovery Center and proof of vaccination will not be required. As mask mandates are being lifted, we still are strongly encouraging other guidelines be followed such as frequent hand washing, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, and practicing social distancing.
As we go forward, we ask everyone to respect the wishes of individuals and staff to ensure that anyone who chooses to continue wearing a mask while in the facility may do so without interference. We will continue to monitor staff and the individuals we serve for signs and symptoms of the virus with the recommendation that anyone who is not feeling well or has experienced the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), to stay home and contact their providers office. We understand that all individuals may not be able to come into the facility to participate in services they may need. With that in mind, Spokane Falls Recovery Center will continue to utilize telehealth services for those individuals.
Spokane Falls Recovery Center understands the disease of addiction and how the stress brought on by the COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone. We want to remain available to those we serve. In complying with the guidelines that have been set regarding “social distancing”, Spokane Falls Recovery Center will keep our group sizes to 12 or less individuals.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we are committed to building an environment where all employees and individuals can feel respected and valued, and in turn can treat others with the same ethical standards. Serving individuals in need throughout our community is part of our mission in providing individuals with the respect and integrity they so deserve.