CBT California and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CBT California is proactively monitoring news and information regarding the spread of a coronavirus that is causing a respiratory illness known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes the current risk as low in the United States but says the risk profile will change as more people are exposed. We take all public health threats seriously and have established a team to track federal, state and local resources; respond to new information; monitor our facilities, patients, staff, faculty, students and volunteers; and communicate about this illness and our response.
Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of infection at CBT California
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), CBT California has adjusted its policy for clients
We’d love to see you, but please make sure you’re healthy before coming to CBT California
If you have recently visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, or any of the other areas affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please wait 14 days after returning before coming to session or an intake appointment
If you have ANY of these symptoms, regardless of travel history, please postpone your appointment at CBTC until you feel better.
o Shortness of breath
o Aching all over
o Sore throat
Outpatient Clinics: Scheduled Appointment can move to teletherapy due to minor illness
If you have ANY of the following symptoms, please transition your appointment to phone or video.
Teletherapy Is Available
• Shortness of breath
• Aching all over
• Sore throat
Cancellations For Illness
If you are too ill to attend session, late cancellations fees will not be charged for cancellations due to significant illness.
CBT California’s Response
• At our clinics, we have asked housekeeping to be vigilant and use additional sanitation for public surfaces.
• We are encouraging clients, staff, students and volunteers to reduce handshaking, hand holding and hugs, and instead bump elbows or avoid touching altogether.
• During the intake process, we are screening people who have recently visited known outbreak areas and all prospective clients who have flu or upper respiratory symptoms.
• We are also reviewing our process for reducing exposure to others when a client has the flu, and will proactively adapt it as needed for this public health situation.