12 Mar Creative Arts Therapies, Inc. Statement on COVID-19
March 12, 2020 As the communities we serve are facing uncertainty with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we are writing to reassure you that we are following these developments closely via updates from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the State of Michigan. The health, safety, and well-being of our clients, families, therapists, and colleagues is our highest priority.
Please be aware that all of our therapists are trained and credentialed in accordance with their respective fields: Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Art Therapy and maintain strict protocols and practices concerning infection control. We are highly trained in working with the vulnerable populations we serve.
To maintain infection control practices, we follow strict hand-washing protocol – washing hands before and after client contact – and also have hand sanitizer with us at all times. We sanitize all instruments and equipment with bleach wipes, and will now limit the equipment we use in sessions to avoid any risk. Please don’t hesitate to ask our therapists about their infection control training and practices.
We are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality services for our clients. For the time being, we will minimize physical contact during greetings and in sessions. Our therapists are also committed to staying home in self-isolation if they experience any illness symptoms.
We understand there may be restrictions imposed for outside visitors/vendors in certain settings and circumstances. We understand and will certainly comply with these. We are preparing for the possibility of providing services via telehealth avenues and will communicate those options for any interested clients and families. We are also committed to providing make-up sessions in the future for any missed sessions.
We understand the meaningful and significant impact that the creative arts therapies, and our individual therapists, have on the quality of life of our clients. We are dedicated to maintaining our commitment to serve individuals of all ages and abilities through music, dance/movement, and art therapy. Please contact us for more information on our services and how we may further support you.
We truly appreciate our collaboration and highly value our partners, many of whom have utilized our services since 1991. Thank you for your support! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.