Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:
The health and safety of our guests, their families and our staff are everything to us, which is why we have all the up-to-date protocols to combat COVID-19 in place. We are committed to providing the highest level of care no matter the circumstances. We will always continue to provide our comprehensive treatment services responsibly and with sensitivity. Gulf Breeze Recovery has well-established practices, policies and procedures aimed at keeping our guests and community safe. Some examples of standard precautions include:
- Requiring EVERYONE who enters the center to immediately wash their hands
- Having mandatory infectious disease prevention training for all staff members
- Training in the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials
- Maintaining exceptionally high standards of cleanliness
- Requiring infection control education for our guests.
The good news is that our efforts are working and there have been no reports of COVID-19 at the center or with our staff. Gulf Breeze Recovery is well prepared to address any issues. We are constantly monitoring the directives and guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as local health officials.
Actions taken by Gulf Breeze Recovery:
- Increased regular sanitation and disinfecting of entire area
- Prior to admission and then again during admission asking all potential new guests if they are experiencing any cough, fever, flu-like symptoms, if they have traveled or been around anyone who has recently traveled out of country and if they have been in contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19
- Increased measures to train staff and guests about ways to prevent the spread of germs
- Prevent visitors from entering the facility
- Only allowing vendors into the center and requiring that they wash their hands immediately
- Discouraging shaking hands and encouraging using the "elbow bump" instead
- Keeping abreast of any recommended changes by the CDC, WHO, Joint Commission and our licensing authority.
Our objective is to provide our guests a "sanctuary" so they can focus on learning to live happily without the need to use drugs and alcohol.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- U.S. Department of State
- SAMHSA - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK
- CDC - Share Facts About COVID-19 (PDF)
- CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)
- CDC - Hand Washing
- CDC - Interim Guidance: Public Health Communicators Get Your Community Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- WHO - Workplace Readiness (PDF)
- CDC - Print Resources
- CDC - Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
- CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Main Page – Updated frequently
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