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Adeara Recovery Centre’s COVID-19 Response

With increasing cases of the novel coronavirus in our region, Adeara Recovery Centre is delaying admissions into its residential addiction recovery program until further notice. Adeara will continue to provide quality addiction recovery services for those currently enrolled in our program.

For nearly 22 years, Adeara Recovery Centre has been committed to helping women and children in our community. The above measures are to assist in the suppression of the virus within our communities, and therefore, prevent the introduction and spread of the illness within our facility. Thanks to standard preventative measures, at the time of this notice, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Adeara Recovery Centre; however our team is implementing social distancing tactics that best suit our programming format if the illness is presented. As an accredited and licensed recovery centre, it is our goal to assure our stakeholders and supporters that we will provide a healthy environment for clients and staff and resume full programming in the near future.

As we work together to “flatten the curve” of the spread of the virus, we will continue to provide updates as they become available. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation to keep our community healthy.

Adeara Recovery Centre’s Current COVID-19 Interventions:

We will maintain our high level of infection prevention and control, but in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the following will be in place until further notice:

  • Comply with government recommendations regarding travel and illness.
  • Screen both staff and clients with the AHS COVID-19 questionnaire.
  • Staff with potential symptoms are required to isolate at home for 14 days.
  • All cases will be documented and reported as per the organization’s Infection Prevention and Control policies.
  • On-site client visitations will be postponed (as much as possible) until further notice. Additional means of communication may be coordinated through the client’s counsellor.
  • Off-site activities will be postponed until further notice.
  • Conduct classes/counselling sessions using online/video resources as needed.
  • Non-essential building access by volunteers, contractors, and service delivery workers will be restricted and alternate contact/access will be coordinated by staff.
  • Adopt “non-contact greeting protocols” (no handshaking or hugging) guidelines for staff, clients, or authorized outside visitors.
  • Provide private accommodations to current clients and implement social distancing practices as effectively as possible.
  • Increase availability of hand hygiene stations and the communication of its importance throughout the facility.
  • Maintain communication with clients, staff, funding partners and the community on a regular basis.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented event.

Lori Patrick
Executive Director