Center for Psychological Services Reopening Plan

Updated July 7, 2020

Symptom Questionnaire:

  • COVID 19 Symptom Screening and a “green” pass is required for entry for all.

Parking:

  • Graduate students and community clients will utilize street parking (per typical process)

Students:

  • Only graduate students, enrolled in a SJU Center training course, will be permitted access to the Center during the initial reopening phases (unless student is an identified client of our services and meets clinical criteria).

PPE:

  • Clients, students, and staff must adhere to recommendations regarding proper PPE. A mask is required for Center access.

Cleaning:

  • Frequent cleaning of high touch/utilized areas of the Center using disinfecting products.

Entry Procedure:

  • Access the Center through the main Center door at your session time.  Show staff your COVID 19 Symptom Screening “green” pass. Wait to be buzzed into the Center.
  • All must wear a mask during your time at the Center (you will not be permitted access without one).
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet at all times when at the Center.
  • Waiting Room will not be utilized
  • We ask that you keep your movement around the Center to a minimum.  Please remain in your scheduled area as much as possible.

STAGE I

Our initial phase of reopening will begin on 6/24/20 and allow for a small and scheduled group of students to access the Center to address clinical administrative matters.

Staffing: One staff member/administrator to be on-site during graduate student access.  Center phones and email account ([email protected]) continue to be monitored during the Center’s typical business hours, which are:

Monday-Thursday: 10:30am-9pm
Friday: 10am-6pm

Access Appointments:  All Center access must be scheduled in advance.  Appointments will be staggered to minimize overall. 

Supervision: Continues remotely

Research Meetings: Continues remotely as necessary

STAGE II

The second phase of reopening will begin on or around 7/20/20 and will allow for continued graduate student access of the Center for administrative functions and a small number of clinical appointments, with approval.

Staffing: Staff and administrators to access the Center via teams to minimize staff overlap.  One staff member & administrator to be on-site during graduate student and client access.  On-site coverage max of two days/week. Team not scheduled for on-site coverage will work remotely. All staff will work remotely on Fridays during this stage. 

Graduate Students: Specific graduate students may continue to access the Center via staggered appointments.  Graduate students may request client access (with supervisor support) by submitting request to Center administration. 

Clients: Client will be required to complete Consent to Return to In-Person Services and related documentation as well as the COVID 19 Symptom Screening for Center access.

Access Appointments:  All Center access must be scheduled in advance.  Appointments will be staggered to minimize overlap. 

Supervision: Continues remotely

Research Meetings: Continues remotely as necessary 

STAGE III

The third phase of Center reopening is proposed to being on or around 9/1/20 (with possibility of revision based on guidance from CDC/local agencies) to allow for continued graduate student access for administrative tasks and the extension of clinical contact for clients who meet specific clinical criteria. 

Staffing: Staff and administrators to access the Center via teams to minimize staff overlap.  One staff member & administrator to be on-site during graduate student and client access.  On-site coverage max of four days/week. Team not scheduled for on-site coverage will work remotely.    

Graduate Students: Graduate students may continue to access the Center via staggered appointments.  Graduate students may request client access (with supervisor support) by submitting request to Center administration. 

Clients: Client will be required to complete Consent to Return to In-Person Services and related documentation as well as the COVID 19 Symptom Screening for Center access.

Access Appointments:  All Center access must be scheduled in advance.  Appointments will be staggered to minimize overlap. 

Supervision: Continues remotely

Research Meetings: Continues remotely