Public health is a concept few of us gave much thought to prior to the pandemic. Now it’s part of our daily lives.

Fall is when we often see an increase in cold and flu infections. We’re also witnessing a dramatic increase in Oregon’s COVID cases over the past few weeks. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve closely monitored fluid situations and followed all state mandates and public health recommendations to ensure the well-being of our clinic families and staff.

To minimize the risk of infection for us all, we have made the decision to align with Governor Brown’s tw0-week pause that urges business in the Portland metro area to mandate work from home when possible.

  • Effective Wednesday, November 11, all speech and occupational therapy visits will be online through the end of November.
  • We will provide an update on whether we’ll remain online or resume in-clinic visits before the end of the month.
  • Our clinic will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and all sessions on those days are canceled.

Graphic with text: In-clinic visits paused with The Hello Clinic logo

 

Thanksgiving is a time when many of us take time to reflect on gratitude and thankfulness. We have much to be thankful for. We are grateful to live in an area where the majority of folks have embraced mask-wearing. We know that wearing masks isn’t easy for many people. We see you, we feel you, and thank you for doing it anyway.

We are grateful to our clinic families who are smart, open-minded, and willing to try new things, such as online therapy.

We appreciate your willingness to pivot to online therapy to stop the spread of infections in our clinic community. While we know this fall and winter are going to be challenging, please remember that we are in this together. One way or another, we got this.