Dear patients, friends, families and community partners:
During these uncertain times in the wake of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we understand that information and communication regarding safety is on everyone’s mind. Our Team at Woburn Addiction Treatment is committed and prepared to continue providing exemplary substance use disorder treatment in our outpatient facility. Together with our existing infection control policies, Woburn Addiction Treatment is monitoring local, state and federal guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic in order to enhance efforts in keeping all patients under our care safe and healthy. Our physicians and clinical staff are following CDC guidelines and our drug & alcohol treatment facility has added additional screening measures for incoming and current patients, such as review of travel history, current health status and recent interactions with individuals who have been sick or traveled. The additional screening measures have been implemented in an effort to reduce those with flu-like symptoms from admitting to our facility. Our precautionary measures are aimed at proactively ensuring that all patients, families, visitors, and staff are healthy as we join the nationwide effort to contain COVID-19.
Latest COVID-19 Updates (3/13/20)
A top priority will always be to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy. Management and our Team at Woburn Addiction Treatment continue to monitor COVID-19 based on what we are learning daily about stopping the spread of the novel Coronavirus. For your safety, and the safety of all communities, if you are feeling sick, stay home and seek medical treatment when needed. In addition to our existing cleaning and disinfecting procedures, we have increased these measures, implementing routine disinfection of surfaces before and after every group throughout our day and evening IOP and treatment programming.
As we continue our fight against the addiction epidemic, we are closely following information and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and local public health authorities in order to plan and implement preventative measures against COVID-19. We are optimistic that the measures we have put in place will help ensure the health and safety of our patients, families, visitors, and staff. The Coronavirus pandemic is dynamic and the situation continues to change frequently. Rest assured, we are staying on top of the latest recommendations.
Our prayer is that the measures we all take together are effective as we join the nationwide fight against COVID-19 and reaffirm our fight against the spread of addiction. As a public reminder, the most important things individuals can do to prevent the spread of any illness is:
- Wash your hands often.
- Wash your hands before and after you eat, cough, sneeze, use the bathroom, and when providing care to a patient.
- Make sure you use soap and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (happy birthday song twice). If soap and water are not readily available, please use an alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60-95% alcohol. **For those in recovery, the use of alcohol-based sanitizers may bring up difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so we encourage you to seek support and guidance with this precautionary measure.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue; if you don’t have a tissue, use the inside of your elbow.
- Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth, germs often spread this way.
- Perform routine environmental cleaning.
- Frequently clean commonly used surfaces such as tables, doorknobs or handles, keyboards, remote controls, touched surfaces workstations and countertops. Disposable antibacterial wipes are a great way to perform this preventative measure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (781) 305-3071 around the clock and we will be glad to assist you. We are all in this together!
Jodi Tarantino, MSW, LICSW