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COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Fraser Clinics and Programs

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Fraser Clinics and Programs

The health and safety of Fraser clients and staff is a top priority. Please view this page for latest updates to our COVID safety protocols.

(updated 06/28/2021)

Fraser holds the safety of clients and staff as a top priority and all decisions made to-date have been based on the guidance we receive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  These protocols are continually updated based on current guidance and best practice recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fraser wants to keep you, your family and our staff healthy. We've created health and safety protocols to address the risk of COVID-19. Your health and safety is our first priority.

Since COVID-19 vaccinations are not currently available to people under age 12 and people with certain underlying health conditions, you may interact with individuals at Fraser who are not vaccinated. Our safety practices are designed to minimize risk for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

 


Mask Wearing

We ask all clients above the age of 2 and accompanying adults to wear masks upon arrival to Fraser, and while waiting in common areas such as lobbies and using bathrooms. We realize some clients might have difficulty wearing masks due to medical needs and we will accommodate client needs accordingly.

Fully vaccinated clients and accompanying adults can remove masks when receiving individual services as well as outpatient group services. Clients who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear masks during services with the exception of when there is a mutual agreement between clinician and client and family.

For services provided in the community based sites such as schools, Fraser will follow the masking guidelines of the specific location. If you have any questions, please follow up with  your clinician.


COVID-19 Safety and Exclusions

Common COVID-19 symptoms include the following:

  • At least one of the following: fever greater than or equal to 100.4, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell

OR

  • At least two of the following: sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose

If any of the following conditions apply, please do not proceed to in person services and follow COVID-19 guidelines for the service you are scheduled for:

  • Client and/or accompanying individuals test positive for COVID-19.
  • Client and/or accompanying individuals show symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Client and/or accompanying individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Client and/or accompanying individuals have symptoms and is waiting to get tested or waiting for COVID-19 test results.
  • A household member has symptoms and is getting tested for COVID-19
  • Client and/or accompanying individuals have returned from international travel in the last 14 days

 

For Clients enrolled in ABA, Day Treatment and Fraser School Services

ABA, Day Treatment and Fraser School clients must complete the Daily Wellness Screening Client Form  prior to arriving to services. If any of the above apply, please select the appropriate options presented on the form. Clinical Health and Safety team member will contact you to discuss safe return to services options for all your services.

 

For Clients enrolled in outpatient services only (Autism, Mental Health and Pediatric Therapy)

If any of the above conditions apply, please take the Exclusion Calculator to determine when the client can safely return to in-person services. For best results, if the symptomatic client or/and symptomatic household member(s) are planning to test for COVID-19 or are pending COVID-19 results, wait to take the calculator until the results are known.

While you wait for results or during exclusion period, please transition the client’s appointment to telehealth if able by filling out Appointment Change Request form or contacting Client Services at 612-767-7222.

You can also request to reschedule or cancel an appointment through the same form.  You may also contact Client Services if you need immediate assistance.

For ARMHS services, if you would need to convert to telehealth, cancel or reschedule, please contact your clinical provider directly.

 

For Clients in Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management services are transitioning to in-person after July 14th. All meeting participants must complete the Wellness Assessment - TCM prior to the meeting. Case Manager will review results and confirm whether the appointment can proceed as planned. They will assist with rescheduling if needed.

 

For Clients in Fraser Case Management (Waiver, Rule 185 & Vulnerable Adult / Developmental Disability Case Management)

Fraser Case Management services are transitioning to in-person after July 14th. All meeting participants must complete the Wellness Assessment prior to the meeting. Case Manager will review results and confirm whether the appointment can proceed as planned. They will assist with rescheduling if needed.


Travel Guidelines

All Fraser clients are asked to follow Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for domestic and international travels.

When your travel plans are finalized, please use Travel Risk Assessment. The tool is based on the most recent CDC guidelines. This assessment will guide you in determining whether a quarantine is necessary upon return from your travels. If you are advised to quarantine and unable to attend services, please inform your program accordingly.

For more details please refer to COVID-19 Safety Protocols by Service

You can also visit the CDC website for more information about coronavirus. You can also visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information.