Motor Mouth Speech & Language

COVID-19:

Keeping You and Your Family Safe during In-Person Sessions

As a regulated health professional with a home-based practice, Marnie has developed a safety plan to ensure best practices are implemented to help keep clients, herself, and her family safe from COVID-19. She is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to do this, she follows all relevant requirements set out in:

  1. The Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA)
  2. Directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  3. Local public health orders
  4. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  5. The Employment Standards Act (ESA)
  6. Other relevant legislation

Marnie will continue to stay up-to-date on legal requirements as the pandemic evolves. Specific requirements include:

Screening: parents must complete an online COVID screening form prior to all appointments

Physical Distancing: Marnie will keep a distance of 6 feet or more whenever possible

Masks / Face Coverings: Marnie will wear a 3-ply medical/surgical mask at all times; adults accompanying their children must also wear a mask at all times (homemade, cloth or other). Children must wear a mask to enter/exit the building, with the exception of children under the age of 2 or children who do not tolerate masks. During sessions, toddlers or preschool children are not required to wear masks, however, masks are required for school-age children, if tolerated. With parent consent, children can remove their mask if Marnie needs to see their face as part of the assessment or treatment process.

PPE: Marnie will wear gloves if there is a need to touch your child’s face or mouth.

Capacity Limits: in person sessions will be limited to adult caregivers and siblings only

Hand Hygiene: will be conducted before, during, and after the session, including each time Marnie dons/doffs her mask

High-touch Surface Disinfection: prior to each session

Ventilation: windows will be kept slightly ajar to improve ventilation

In-person sessions will be cancelled in the event that clients, Marnie, or anyone in their respective families, have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19. Online sessions will be offered in these cases. In-person sessions rescheduled when the public health mandated self-isolation period has lapsed.

Adapted from CASLPO’s Pandemic Practice Advice: Personal Protective Equipment

Questions? Contact Marnie Loeb, Speech-Language Pathologist