Illness Policy

CTC's Illness Policy

To maintain a healthy environment and prevent the spread of illness including COVID-19, please adhere to our existing policy regarding illness and cancel your appointment if your child is not feeling well. Please call us as soon as possible to cancel if you notice any of the following:

  • A cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • A fever of 100.4 or higher or chills
  • Congestion, a runny nose or any yellow or green discharge
  • A headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Irritability, lethargy, or loss of appetite
  • Vomited or had diarrhea
  • A new rash (esp. if your child has had contact with someone else with a rash)
  • Discharge or drainage from the eyes, pink eyes, or crusted eyelids
  • Continual itching and scratching of the head or scalp
  • Any sore on the skin that itches, spreads, or has drainage, including chickenpox
  • Had contact with anyone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 likely symptoms in the past 14 days.

Please notify your therapist and/or educator if your child or other members of your household come down with a highly contagious illness, including COVID-19. We will notify other families who may have been exposed.

Help Prevent the Spread of Viruses

Certain habits can help prevent the spread of illness. We reinforce these habits with the families and children we serve, and ask that you reinforce them at home:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand), then throw tissue away and wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Keep children home if they are running a temperature or they report not feeling well, appear weak or ill.
  • Consult your health care provider if you or your child has health conditions that put you at increased risk.