The health and safety of our clients, their families and our employees is La Jolla Recovery’s highest priority, which is why we have infectious disease protocols in place.
La Jolla Recovery is committed to providing the highest level of care as the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is upon us. We understand the need to educate clients and employees, implement preventative measures, and to minimize unnecessary panic.
La Jolla Recovery has well established health and safety policies and procedures intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We have the following established Standard Precautions practices in place at all our detoxification, residential and outpatient facilities:
- Required infectious disease prevention training for all employees
- Emergency preparedness training for all employees
- Proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials and biohazardous waste
- High standards of daily cleanliness
- Availability and required use of personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever there is an expectation of possible exposure to infectious material
- Hand hygiene expectations and reminder postings
- Respiratory hygiene/cough and sneeze etiquette expectations and reminder postings
- Environmental infection control – handling client laundry and belongings carefully
- Isolation precautions to prevent transmission of infections
- Health & Safety Committee that meets monthly to review/address any concerns
- Reporting of infectious disease events to licensing and regulatory agencies
We are monitoring the directives and guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as local health officials. In addition to the above practices, La Jolla Recovery has instituted specific pre-screening questions of all potential clients, prior to admission. The screening includes questions about travel, flu-like symptoms, and their contact with individuals who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19. We also have increased measures to remind staff and clients about ways to prevent the spread of germs. We’re asking visitors to our facilities to refrain from visiting if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms. La Jolla Recovery is discouraging hugging and holding hands during fellowship times. We are committed to regular communication with families of those in treatment.
This is a rapidly evolving situation so we will continue to monitor updates and respond accordingly.