Precautions to take if you are receiving physical therapy at Phoenix PT
In an abundance of caution and with the desire to keep patients, families and staff safe during the pandemic, Phoenix Physical Therapy has the following recommendations/requirements in place in keeping with current Vermont state mandates:
- Thanksgiving has always been an important time for families to come together in celebration. This year, gatherings will look slightly different. Please avoid gathering with others outside your immediate household, opting to experience a virtual dinner with others instead.
- If you have children returning home for the holidays or family/friends who otherwise reside elsewhere (such as college), they must quarantine per state regulations (see details below) prior to you having an in-person appointment at Phoenix PT.
- Both during and after the holiday season, we require that any patient that has been exposed to individuals that may fall under travel restrictions (family or otherwise) utilize telehealth appointments for 2 weeks following initial exposure to these individuals. This includes exposure to anyone who was in your home who does not live there daily and who had not previously quarantined according to Vermont guidelines. Telehealth visits allow us to provide ongoing care and support for your health needs while lowering risks to other patients and clinicians.
- If a family member is tested a few days before returning home, it does not mean they are risk free from covid once they arrive home. A quarantine still needs to occur at home per state health regulations until new test results are received, in order to ensure safety to all involved.
- Getting tested for Covid after seven days being symptom free and receiving a negative test result would allow patients to return to this office prior to the 14 day requirement. However you must remain in quarantine until you receive your test result.
- Telehealth visits at Phoenix PT are highly recommended the week of Thanksgiving and the week after as well as throughout the holidays and beyond. If you have ‘self quarantined’ at home for a minimum of 7 days after your guests or family have left and you have a negative COVID test, you are able to attend treatment in person. Please remember, this is in place to protect you, other patients and all staff at Phoenix PT.
Vermont State Department Covid-19 Guidelines:
Vermonters are pleased and proud to welcome visitors, but during the pandemic there is guidance you must follow if you decide to come to Vermont. Do not travel to Vermont if you are sick.
What to Know About Quarantine:
People who are coming to Vermont from many out-of-state locations will need to quarantine for fourteen (14) days. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus and don’t have symptoms.
Quarantine means staying at a home or dwelling before doing any activities outside of the home, like grocery shopping or getting together with friends or family. People in quarantine should separate themselves from others and check themselves for symptoms. Learn more about quarantine and see tips about quarantining when you share a home. We strongly encourage anyone in quarantine to sign up for daily symptom check reminders. If you are a college student coming home to Vermont for a break or holiday, you must quarantine for 14 days, once you arrive. If you have not had any symptoms of COVID-19, the quarantine period may be shortened by having a test on or after day 7 of quarantine, though you must continue to quarantine until you receive a negative test result.