At Northwest Return to Work, we prioritize the well being of our clients and staff, especially during this worldwide pandemic. As a result, we have several policies in place to minimize the potential risk of exposure for everyone who visits our clinic, and we require our clients and staff to follow them at all times.
Face masks that cover both the nose and the mouth are a requirement upon entry as they are one of our primary defenses against the transmission of COVID-19. Masks with exhalation valves/vents as well as bandanas, buffs, or gaiters are NOT an acceptable face covering, in accordance with CDC recommendations. You can see our clinic guide for acceptable face coverings for further clarification.
Cleaning in the clinic is conducted repeatedly throughout the day. We use industrial disinfectants for high touch surfaces and therapy equipment after each use. We believe that thorough cleaning is an important step in minimizing the risk of COVID transmission.
Our Screening Process
To ensure we are taking the necessary precautions for the healthy and safety of the clinic, we utilize resources from the CDC and we have had direct contact with the Washington State Department of Health to help refine our safety precautions. Each staff and visitor must record their temperature, and report any history of exposure or symptoms upon arrival. NWRTW screens for symptoms (in the last 72 hours) listed by the CDC which include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches (related to new sickness, not your work injury)
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days please contact the clinic for help regarding your future visits.
We understand that while some policies may be uncomfortable, we thank you for helping keep Northwest Return to Work a place of safe and healthy rehabilitation.
For more information on how you can best reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection please visit the following sites: