COVID-19 Policies

COVID-19 Guidelines (UPDATED 12/3/20)

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact* with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Fever/ Chills

Cough/ Shortness of breath/ Difficulty breathing

Headache

Altered smell or taste

Muscle aches

Fatigue

Sore throat

Congestion/ Runny nose

Nausea/ Vomiting/ Diarrhea

Unexplained rash or discoloration in the extremities

  • Have you travelled to any of the following places in the past 14 days?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Attended/travelled to a mass gathering >500 people where individuals did not socially distance AND wear masks.
  • Been on a cruise ship or River Cruise

Note: If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, a negative COVID-19 tests is not sufficient to release you from the clinics quarantine policy. Based on the potential for false negatives, Bird Physical Therapy recommends a cancellation of all visits for 14 days if exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  **

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed.
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure.
  4. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.
  5. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.

*See CDC guidelines for definition of “close contact”

**See CDC guidelines for options to shorten quarantine period.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

COVID-19 screening policy

COVID-19 Guidelines (UPDATED 11/17/20)

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Fever/ Chills

Cough/ Shortness of breath/ Difficulty breathing

Headache

Altered smell or taste

Muscle aches

Fatigue

Sore throat

Congestion/ Runny nose

Nausea/ Vomiting/ Diarrhea

Unexplained rash or discoloration in the extremities

  • Have you travelled to any of the following places in the past 14 days?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Attended/travelled to a mass gathering >500 people where individuals did not socially distance AND wear masks.
  • Travelled to or from:
    • South Dakota or North Dakota
    • Belgium, Czechia, Andorra
    • Cruise Ship or River Cruise

Note: If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, a negative COVID-19 tests is not sufficient to release you from the clinics quarantine policy. Based on the potential for false negatives, Bird Physical Therapy requires a cancellation of all visits for 14 days if exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed.
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure.
  4. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.
  5. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.

COVID-19 Screening information

(UPDATED 9/14/20)

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Fever

Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Headache

Altered smell/taste

Muscle aches

Fatigue

  • Have you travelled to any of the following places?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Mass gathering >500 people where you did not socially distance AND wear a mask
    • Includes meetings, conferences, parades, fairs, festivals, etc. where people are in a single confined indoor or outdoor space.
  • Travel to or from Aruba
  • Travel to or from countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health notice including :china, Iran, European Schengen area, UK, republic of Ireland, and Brazil.
  • Cruise ship or River Cruise.

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE PREVIOUS, A TELEHEALTH SESSION IS AVAILABLE

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed. *
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure for all patients and staff.
  4. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.
  5. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.

*If you have questions about appropriate face coverings, please ask a staff member or see our blog.

Mask Policy

In accordance with the best available research and the changing landscape of COVID-19, please review the following information regarding acceptable face coverings. We encourage you to follow these guidelines in all public spaces.

Why are neck gaiters, masks with a valve, or bandanas not sufficient?

  • The thin material of a neck gaiter that makes the material more “breathable” allows droplets to escape. As the droplets pass through the material they break up into smaller particles which hang in the air longer, placing those around you at greater risk. A neck gaiter has shown to be LESS EFFECTIVE than wearing no mask at all.
  • Bandanas do not secure well to the shape of your face and allows minimal protection.
  • A mask with a one way valve protects only the person wearing it. Airborn droplets are able to escape placing those around you at risk of infection.

Thank you for helping to keep your family, friends, neighbors, and healthcare providers safe. We are in this together!

Stay safe and healthy, Bird PT.

Our Promise

As part of the Lawrence Promise commitment we promise to follow all federal, state, and local public health mandates by:

  • Creating transmission barriers
  • Enhancing sanitation
  • Promoting health screening for employees and volunteers
  • Following industry specific best practices and guidelines
  • Making ourselves available to speak directly with you about concerns

COVID-19 update 8/17/20

COVID-19 Guidelines (UPDATED 8/17/20)

Please follow the following recommendations for coming into the clinic.

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Fever

Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Headache

Altered smell/taste

Muscle aches

Fatigue

  • Have you travelled to any of the following places?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Attended/traveled to mass gathering (out-of-state) of 500 people or greater on or after August 11.
  • Florida
  • Cruise ship or river cruise
  • International travel to any country with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice such as: China, Iran, European Schengen area, UK, Republic of Ireland, and Brazil.

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE PREVIOUS, A TELEHEALTH SESSION IS AVAILABLE

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed.
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure.
  4. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.
  5. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.

Back to School

We are nearly halfway through August and back to school is coming. Weather you are returning in person or virtually, keep an eye out for tips and tricks to keep yourself physically healthy during the school year. 

For starters? BACKPACKS!

How can we use our backpacks to our advantage and avoid injuries? 

  1. Start with a well fitting backpack that feels padded and comfortable. 
  2. Always, always, always use both straps. Ensure they are tight so the weight is well supported and not sagging or bouncing. 
  3. Place heaviest items low and in the center of the pack. 
  4. Lighten the load as much as possible, only carrying necessary items. 
  5. For longer distances, consider using the waist strap to allow the weight of the items to be more supported by your trunk/ hips and avoid excessive shoulder loads. 

Call, stop by, or message us with questions or concerns! 

Be well! 

Covid-19 Update 7/15/20

COVID-19 Guidelines (UPDATED 7/15/20)

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Fever

Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Headache

Altered smell/taste

Muscle aches

Fatigue

  • Have you travelled to any of the following places?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Arizona, Florida
  • Cruise ship or river cruise
  • International travel to Bahrain, French Guiana, or any country with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice such as: China, Iran, European Schengen area, UK, Republic of Ireland, and Brazil.

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE PREVIOUS, A TELEHEALTH SESSION IS AVAILABLE

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed.
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure.
  4. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.
  5. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.

COVID-19 Policies

COVID-19 Guidelines (UPDATED 6/30/20)

Screening Questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 OR been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you personally had COVID-19? If so, have you been released by a physician to return to regular activities?
  3. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms?

Fever

Chills

Cough

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Sore throat

Altered smell/taste

Muscle aches

4. Have you traveled to any of the following places?

Note: if yes, the state of Kansas requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina
  • Cruise ship, river cruise, or international travel

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE PREVIOUS, A TELEHEALTH SESSION IS AVAILABLE

In-Clinic Guidelines:

  1. We Require all patients to wear a mask at all times, including while exercising. If you feel you are having trouble breathing during your exercises, please discuss a modification with your therapist. A private room may be provided to rest if needed.
  2. All patients will have their temperature taken upon entry. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 will be asked to immediately leave and contact their physician.
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand washing is required upon entry and departure.
  4. We continue to encourage Social distancing while in the community to keep you, your families, and your friends and neighbors safe.
  5. Employees will take temperatures twice per shift and all equipment is cleaned with each use.