The Sanctuary at Sedona’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Response Policy. July 5, 2022
The Sanctuary at Sedona Inc.’s (“The Sanctuary”) Policy is based on our governing legal agency, the Arizona Department of Health Services’, guidelines re COVID 19.
As new information becomes available re safety measures to be taken, we are absolutely committed to the health and well-being of our staff, clients, and community and will respond by updating this policy as needed.
The Sanctuary’s health and safety protocol in response to COVID-19 include the following:
- On arrival, New Admitting Clients must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before admission. The test can be either an approved rapid at-home test, a Rapid test or Viral lab test from a testing center, provider, or pharmacy. In addition, New Clients will undergo a symptom screening for COVID-19. All New Clients must be cleared before being officially admitted into our program and facility.
- New Admitting Clients who have tested positive for COVID 19 as specified above will not be admitted until they meet the following Arizona Department of Health Services and CDC guidelines:
- Stayed home away from others or under Isolation precautions for at least 5 full days since they received the positive COVID-19 test, AND
- They have no fever for at least 1 day (24 hours) without the use of medicine that reduces fevers; AND
- Are otherwise symptom-free (other than a symptom of loss of taste and smell), AND
- These Potential Clients must receive a negative approved COVID-19 supervised Rapid Test or Viral Lab retest prior to Admission.
- Admitting Clients that continue to have symptoms after 5 days of Isolation must continue Isolation until they are symptom-free AND retest negative as outlined above.
- Our staff is monitoring current Clients throughout the day.
- Any current Client who presents with COVID-19 symptoms* will be tested on the property using an approved rapid test for COVID-19, as instructed by our Medical Director.
- If the Client’s on-site rapid test is positive, they may at the discretion of our Medical Director be taken to a local designated COVID-19 testing site for a follow-up confirmation with an approved COVID-19 viral lab test and be Quarantined until their test results are provided.
- A Client who tests positive on either the on-site approved rapid test or the confirming viral lab test (if received) will remain in Isolation until they:
- Have no fever for at least 1 day (24 hours) without the use of medicine that reduces fevers AND
- Be otherwise symptom-free (other than a symptom of loss of taste and smell), AND
- Retests negative on a COVID-19 test after being symptom-free as specified above.
- Clients who test positive on either the on-site approved rapid test or the confirming viral lab test (if received) can also choose to be discharged. Discharged Clients are advised that they should remain in Isolation and not travel in public carriers, including but not limited to, shuttles, buses, trains, and airplanes.
- Any other Clients or Staff who have had Close Contact/Exposure to a Client who tests positive and is in Isolation will receive on-site approved rapid COVID-19 testing. In addition, any client may request an on-site approved COVID-19 rapid test.
- Our staff is monitored for COVID-19 symptoms* on each workday.
- All Visitors to campus are scheduled.
- Visitors to campus, including but not limited to, alumni and family members, who may interact with and are in close proximity to clients, must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before visitation. The test can be either an approved rapid at-home test, a Rapid test, or a Viral lab test from a testing center, provider, or pharmacy.
- Visitors who will not interact with or be in close proximity to clients will be met by a staff member who will screen for COVID-19 symptoms*.
- Immune-boosting protocols have been added for all residents to strengthen their immune systems at this time. The protocols were designed by our Functional Medicine doctor and include an anti-inflammatory diet, immune-building supplement protocols, and mitochondrial upregulation protocols. (These treatments are not intended to treat COVID-19, rather they are designed to strengthen the immune system.)
- We are unable to social distance in consideration of the necessities of the therapy sessions and the other essential services offered. However, we have face masks available for clients and staff as requested.
- We do not require the COVID-19 Vaccine for Staff or Clients.
Founder, Administrator, Counselor
*Common symptoms of COVID-19 include, but may not be limited to, the following; fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.