March 18, 2020
Coronavirus & Our New Admissions Policy
In our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our students and our staff from the COVID-19 virus, we have escalated our screening and visitation policies to TAR’s campuses. We are implementing these policies in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention and Utah’s Department of Human Services.
As of this time, we are no longer allowing in-person visitation on our campus. We will be reassessing this policy in 2 weeks. We will be providing virtual attendance for your student’s midterms and graduations. This policy follows Utah Department of Health’s recommendation to limit visitors to facilities for their safety. As of today, CDC has also recommended that all discretionary travel and social visits be avoided. Due to this new recommendation, we are asking parents to limit your own travels in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within your own homes and workplaces. We all want to be prepared and in good health when we are able to lift the current restrictions. This will help us get back to traditional graduations and midterms as quickly and safely as possible. New admissions will be required to pass a rigid screening process that includes self-quarantining for 14 days. Students will begin their program with the normal Roundy experience. Before entering the main campus, students will undergo an additional wellness check.
Another policy we are following based on CDC and Utah State guidelines is screening staff and assessing for symptoms before each shift. Any employee showing signs of illness will be immediately sent home. Students will be monitored daily for any symptoms of COVID-19 and our medical staff will provide treatment on campus unless otherwise needed. Frequent hand-washing is required for all staff and students with alcohol-based sanitizer available under staff’s control. Following CDC’s recommendation, we have instituted repeated sanitizing throughout the day of all commonly touched surfaces and areas.
The health of our students (your children) is our highest priority. We are monitoring their health continually and are helping them follow the guidelines mentioned. With continual coaching they are learning to be more conscientious of personal hygiene and cleanliness. They are sheltered from the borderline panic of the media which allows them to focus on their program instead of worrying about what might happen to the rest of the world. Please keep this in mind as you communicate with your children. Be direct in answering questions they might have without fostering the shock and worry that can distract them from the reasons they are here at Turn-About Ranch. With your support, our dedicated staff will continue to provide the care and treatment they need to better the rest of their lives.
Thank you for your trust and the opportunity to serve your children and families!