TMC Covid Precautions - Updated 6/23/22

TMC Covid Precautions - Updated 6/23/22

Dear TMC Families,

TMC is now functioning in Low risk: Green for Covid precautions as of 6/23/22. Scroll down for details about TMC's precautions for the Green risk level. This post will be updated regularly to reflct any changes in TMC's risk level.

The team at TMC uses Covid Act Now's risk evaluation system to guide our precautionary protocols. Per their website, as of April 2022, Covid Act Now follows a 3-color Covid community risk level framework informed by cases (weekly new reported cases per 100k), admissions (weekly COVID admissions per 100k), and patients (% of patients with COVID of all beds).

The 3-color system is as follows:

  • Low risk: Green

  • Medium risk: Yellow

  • High risk: Orange

TMC specific covid response will be based on Covid Act Now risk determination. The areas that will be addressed are:

  • Masks
  • Office considerations
  • Children
  • Support people
  • Classes
  • Orientation/tours

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

With gratitude,

TMC Staff

Low risk: Green

Masks:

  • Follow ACHD/CDC guidelines for clinical care
  • Social distancing recommended for unmasked encounters

Office considerations:

  • Unlimited support people
  • OK to not social distance in waiting areas
  • Vaccinated patients and staff may unmask if local health regulations permit

Children:

  • Welcomed in support of family centered care for office visits or birth care
  • Masking per public health guidelines

Birth care support people:

  • Unlimited with no proof of vaccination required
  • Masks per local health guidelines

Classes:

  • In person if possible

Orientation/tours

  • In person if possible

Medium risk: Yellow

Masks:

  • Follow ACHD/CDC guidelines for clinical care
  • No gaiters or bandanas
  • Social distancing recommended for unmasked encounters

Office considerations: 

  • 2 support people
  • Social distancing in waiting areas
  • Masks for clinical encounters

Children: 

  • Welcomed in support of family centered care for office visits or birth care
  • Masking per public health guidelines

Birth care support people:

  • Unlimited with no proof of vaccination required
  • Masks per local health guidelines

Classes:

  • Virtual

Orientation/tours:

  • Virtual with private tours if conditions permit

High risk: Orange

Masks:

  • Strict masking at all time, preferable with KN 95 or similar
  • No gaiters or bandanas.
  • Recommend surgical masks for clients

Office considerations: 

  • 1 support person (vaccination recommended)
  • Social distancing in waiting areas
  • Recommend telehealth

Children: 

  • Only as necessary to provide safe care
  • Children who are too young to mask or who can not mask are recommended not to attend visits for their own safety and the safety of our clients. 

Birth care support people:

  • 2 support people (vaccine status unknown) + doula
  • Masks at all times
  • Remain in room, no walking around center

Classes:

  • Virtual

Orientation/tours:

  • Virtual In person less than  <15 min, and run an air purifier.