Due to recent events and increasing concerns about COVID19 (aka Novel Coronavirus), we wanted to communicate with those of you that we serve. The current dynamic and fluid situation that we are in can be stressful and so we wanted to share some ways to manage your thoughts, feelings and ways to stay safe.
First, get accurate, up to date and reputable information through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and National Health Service (NHS). Learning about facts, terms like social distancing and quarantine and other ways to stay healthy and safe can help feelings of anxiety and fear.
There is no right or wrong way to feel about COVID 19. If you have a low level of concern, you are not under-reacting, and if you are concerned and taking precautions or cancelling travel, you are not overreacting or paranoid. If at any point between sessions you notice a level of fear or anxiety that is concerning to you or difficult to manage, please reach out by email or phone.
Secondly, we want to do our part in the community and with our clients to distance and be a part of the solution. To that end beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday, March 23, 2020 we at Providence Place will not be seeing clients individually or in groups. During this period of time we will be deep cleaning our offices and equipping ourselves to give a new service of telehealth as an alternative to an office visit.
We will be updating our active clients and others through our website regarding the progress of telehealth and continuing updates.
Finally, here are some steps to take care of you and those around you:
Whether this pandemic continues to escalate or tapers off quickly, it is a reminder that no matter how divided we may seem based on politics or social identities or how isolated and lonely we may feel, we remain connected to each other.
We are going to make it through this!