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COVID-19 Statement

Arlo Covid Statement

As we adjust to living with COVID 19 Arlo House would like to take this moment to acknowledge and appreciate your concerns around family, friends, and loved ones. At Arlo House, we have adopted practices to reduce the risk of exposure while promoting a sense of community.

We conduct a weekly Women in Recovery meeting within Arlo House that is facilitated by staff with client participation. Our monthly Fireside Chat, where we invite a speaker to share their experience around recovery has shifted to a virtual platform. We understand that near all services have moved to a virtual platform and have provided all clients with access to a multitude of virtual recovery meetings that include AA, NA, Smart, and Refuge.

We have displayed CDC guidelines on COVID-19 throughout Arlo House addressing proper safety protocol and provide hand sanitizer as an additional precautionary measure. Arlo House also has a supply of N95 masks that have been distributed to our clients. We have identified and posted a local rapid COVID test location that allows on-site results within 20 minutes. In addition Arlo House is equipped with an air exchange system that remains on at all times. This system brings fresh air into the house from outside.

We have adopted curbside pick-up of groceries, and are in ample supply of food, paper products, disinfectant, and cleaning products. Common surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the day. In addition, we have resumed professional cleaning bi-weekly.

There is a multitude of games, cards, and puzzles for clients to utilize. We have purchased a 2-person ping-pong table and have been gifted a recumbent bicycle. We have implemented a monthly Dinner and a Movie night, ordering food in and enjoying community while enjoying an agreed-upon film. We encourage visits from loved ones and friends and have amended visitation guidelines that exclude visitation inside of Arlo House. We feel this precaution is beneficial to all. 

We continue to check in with our referring partners in monitoring their policies and procedures around COVID-19 that includes confirmed negative testing prior to transitioning into sober living. We understand that current conditions may put some at higher risk of experiencing anxiety and depression. We will continue checking in with all clients and are encouraging productive conversations around their concerns.

We have also implemented standards for Arlo House staff not permitting them to work with any cold/flu symptoms. We have distributed N95 masks to all staff along with asking them to observe the same hygiene and safety standards in their daily lives that we have implemented at Arlo House. 

We are available for your questions or concerns, and appreciate the opportunity to support your family member or loved one through this important phase of their recovery.

COVID 19 Update: House Rules
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