The governor from New Jersey has recently issued a “stay at home” order, which orders the closure of all non-essential businesses to help in the fight of the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans are crucial to mitigate the spread of the dangerous virus from infecting more people through what is known as “community spread.”
Despite the strict measures implemented by the state leader, Summit Behavioral Health remains fully operational to treat our clients struggling with substance use disorders. The governor instructed all residents to stay home with the exception of tending to essential needs.
These needs include walking your pet, grocery shopping, caring for an elderly or sick family member, or attending doctor’s appointments. Residents are also permitted to move forward with shipping, government functions, and activities that maintain their health and safety.
The order put in place for New Jersey will not alter the services offered at Summit Behavioral Health, and we plan to continue operating under the Center for Disease Control and Preventions guidelines regarding COVID-19.
One crucial aspect of necessary healthcare is addiction treatment. As the spread of COVID-19 continues throughout the United States, individuals with substance use disorders will continue needing assistance and support as they reach their goal of abstinence.
Our Summit Behavioral Health treatment center is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals despite the unprecedented circumstances. Our facility is also equipped with telemedicine services to assess our clients for outpatient services.
What Is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a newly founded phrase by government leaders to encourage individuals to help against the spread of COVID-19. It prevents physical contact that could transmit the virus to others, and we must limit the non-essential contact by maintaining at least six feet of space between you and others in social settings. The primary objective is to slow the spread of coronavirus, as well as not to catch a cold.
The most important goal of social distancing is to prevent the virus from infecting the most vulnerable people in our society, which include those with compromised immune systems, pre-existing conditions, or the elderly who are at greater risk of becoming fatally ill. It also helps keep viral infections lower so that hospitals can manage the influx of coronavirus patients and help others with medical needs.
You must act as if you have the virus and avoid social interactions during these times instead of thinking you do not. Remember, your actions today could save someone’s life tomorrow. Be safe, and always remember to wash your hands and take extra precautions.
Additional Information From NJ
Here are some additional links to keep you up-to-date on COVID-19 information from New Jersey.
The safety of our clients at Summit Behavioral Health is our highest priority. We promise to continue with the highest level of care while taking the necessary precautions to keep our staff and clients safe during these unprecedented times.