Update as of April 3, 2023
Paramount to Northwest Autism Center is the health and wellness of the children and families we serve and the people we employ. As of April 3, 2023, the State of Washington has lifted the mask mandate for healthcare workers and facilities following a decline in Covid-19, RSV and influenza disease rates and hospitalizations since the end of 2022. At Northwest Autism Center, we continue to follow updated guidelines from the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), Department of Health (DOH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We implement a strict preventative approach to infectious diseases with the regular cleaning and disinfection of items and surfaces used throughout the day, and we continue to take a few extra measures in order to keep our clients, families and staff safe, as outlined below:
Client Viewing – Although families have always been encouraged to view and participate in their child’s treatment, families are not allowed in the clinic space unless prior permission is given. However, video viewing stations are available at both clinic locations for families to observe treatment.
Symptom Checks – All clients are screened daily for viral symptoms and temperatures (using a ‘no-touch’ thermometer) taken on all clients prior to clinic or community session. For clients, this is completed prior to entering the treatment areas (either in the facility lobby or outside at the family vehicle). If client exceeds a temperature of 100.4 they are not allowed to attend clinic session and cannot return until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, per Spokane Regional Health District guidelines.