Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan

updated September 26, 2022COVID-19


The Guidance Group Counseling is dedicated to supporting the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our clients and staff.  As our society has faced an ongoing and widespread public health challenge in the form of COVID-19, we want to do our best to continue to provide mental health and counseling services with the least amount of disruption possible. 


We have resumed offering therapy appointments at our office locations.  We are taking new clients for in-person and Telehealth sessions at this time.

As a Healthcare setting, in order to minimize potential exposures and the risk of spread, we may continue to require the use of facemasks (covering both nose and mouth) for clients, visitors and staff.  Specifically:

  • At this time, the decision to wear a facemask for in-person sessions is left to the client and their clinician based on individual circumstances.  If a clinician requires the use of a facemask, those uncomfortable with or unable to wear masks should discuss arranging for services via Telehealth.  Staff will wear a facemask at your request.
  • Temperatures may be taken.  If you have a high temperature, we will refer you to your healthcare provider, and will reschedule your session.
  • Facemasks, hand sanitizer and wipes are made available.
  • If you are sick, have a high temperature, a cough, or other symptoms, we ask that you please stay home.  Call us at 218-576-5757 to cancel your appointment or request to be seen by telehealth.
  • If the status of the community spread should increase and governmental and public health entities advise to do so, The Guidance Group Counseling may return to requiring masks of all clients, visitors and staff for in-person appointments.  Should the pandemic return to a point where office closures are strongly recommended or required, The Guidance Group Counseling will comply with such recommendations and return to providing services via Telehealth only.

What if I don’t have internet access?

Your Guidance Group Counseling therapist or staff will talk with you about your unique circumstances and develop a plan to maintain contact / support until you are able to be seen in the office.  This may involve contact via telephone.


Some resources:

CDC:

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

If You Are Sick

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities


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