Updated 10/5/2021 Covid Policy
Mask Update 8.26.2021
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has reinstated a mask mandate for the state, requiring masks indoors for all residents.
Marvelous Minds will continue to follow CDC and IL State guidelines to ensure the safety of our Marvelous Families and Staff. Masks are required in all public areas effective immediately. Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe!
During times of increased stress and uncertainty, tending to your overall wellness – both your physical and mental health – is more critical than ever. Taking the time and space to talk (or play!) through what is going on in our world will help you better handle the impact of the 24-hour-bad-news cycle, changes in routine and plans, confusion about what the school year will look like, concerns about the practicalities of another quarantine (So much togetherness! Or so much isolation!), and the anxiety, frustration, anger, or depression that can come with all of it.
This is why Marvelous Minds will continue to provide…
- A variety of service options, including face-to-face sessions, phone sessions, or video sessions, provided by Marvelous Clinicians
- A safe and hygienic clinic to protect your family and ours.
Our promise to you:
- To combat the spread of all viral and bacterial infections, we have increased the frequency of cleaning in both the clinical and reception areas of our office. All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected between each client.
- Air cleaning systems with UV-C lights in each office and reception areas.
- If any staff member is not feeling well or has had any of the symptoms listed above, we will call you to reschedule or offer a telehealth session if possible.
- Staff will wash hands and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the clinic, between each patient, and after using the restroom and/or eating.
- All surfaces are disinfected regularly. Doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces are disinfected between patients.
- Staff will be provided with face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and other items needed per Illinois state guidelines to protect your family and ours.
Please help us by…
- If you (or any member of your household) has had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, recent GI upset, diarrhea, any flu-like symptoms, had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you have tested positive for COVID-19, or you have traveled outside of Illinois to any of the high-risk states in the last 10 days and are not fully vaccinated (see information below); please call to reschedule or see if a telehealth session is possible.
- Please take your temperature 24 hours before your appointment and within 1 hour of the appointment. If your temperature is 100.4° or more, please call to reschedule or request a telehealth session.
- Please do not come into the building until 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are waiting for your child, please consider taking a walk outside or waiting in your car to help keep our waiting rooms clear.
- Upon entry to the waiting room, anyone over the age of 2 must wear a protective mask.
- Upon arrival, please use provided hand sanitizer.
- Masks MUST be worn at all times in all public areas including waiting room, reception, hallway, kitchen, and bathroom. Once you are in your therapist’s office and you are maintaining 6 feet of distance, you may remove your mask at your discretion.
- Remember to try to avoid touching your face. If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into your elbow, turning your head away from people. If you use the restroom, eat, or touch your mouth/ nose, you should wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer. Please remind your children of these safety practices!
- Any employee, contractor, patient, patient’s family member or representative, or vendor who has traveled to any high-risk state must follow the protocol below.
Before travel, unvaccinated individuals traveling to a high-risk state should:
- Get tested 1-3 days prior to departure
- ALL individuals regardless of vaccination status should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
- In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
- Avoid crowds as much as you can and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
After travel, unvaccinated individuals returning from a high-risk state should:
- Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days.
- Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at an increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
All travelers are advised after travel to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.
High Risk States:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Main, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, as well as any overseas travel.
This list is subject to change.