Horses Spirits Healing, Inc.: COVID-19
Our first priority at Horses Spirits Healing is the health, safety and wellbeing of our participants, staff, volunteers, families and horses. With the concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), know that we are monitoring the situation and taking some proactive steps to alleviate its impact.
Actions HSH is Taking:
Staying up to date on information and guidance about COVID-19.
- Barn alleys are sprayed daily with a bleach/water mix.
- Disinfecting soap, hand sanitizers, disinfecting spray, and disinfectant wipes have been placed around our office and barn areas.
- Staff, participants and volunteers are being asked to be diligent about cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, equipment and helmets.
- Communicating with the VA Clinic and health professionals daily.
Update: New screening procedures are in place.
- If you are feeling ill or have a fever DO NOT come to the facility. We ask everyone prior to coming to the facility to take their temperature, if it is 100 or higher DO NOT come to the facility.
- All participants, staff, volunteers, families must practice social distancing and no gathers are allowed.
- Common use equipment could also be an issue. Be sure to clean and disinfect all equipment prior to and after use.
Session Schedules – HSHI staff is encouraging our higher risk population participants and volunteers to exercise caution and consider staying at home at this time. The Governor did give a directive to all Montanans to Shelter in Place until April 10th.
According to the CDC, Higher risk populations include:
- People aged 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
- People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
Should you have an unforeseen personal issue or decide to exercise the directive to shelter in place, we understand. Please let us know if you need or wish to cancel. 406.208.9774.
Actions You can Take:
- The best protection is awareness and self-monitoring.
- Get tested if you have fever, dry cough or any other of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
- Health officials recommend: Washing your hands and your children’s hands frequently, especially after sneezing, shaking hands, and before eating.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue into the trash, or, as a last resort, cough into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched items and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home if you are sick, feel feverish, are coughing, have colds or are flu-like and restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
Information and updates about COVID-19 are occurring and evolving daily. Plans may change as we learn more. We keep you updated and welcome any suggestions or ideas that you have.