REHAB TELETHON 2021 COVID-19
The REHAB Telethon & Auction (January 23, 2021) is our biggest fundraiser of the year. 2020 has presented its share of challenges and our patients are relying on our generous donors like never before. The Telethon will still take place, it may look a little different in several areas, and we want all of our supporters to know what precautions we will be taking this year.
We are following all guidelines and mandates from the City of Abilene.
Screening stations will be set up at the foyer entrances and back stage entrance. Every person entering the building will be asked to self-screen for symptoms and will have their temperature checked. Once they have passed the screening process, they will receive an arm band giving them entrance into the facility.
Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the convention center (entrances, backstage, green room, hospitality, etc.) and readily available for all visitors, crew members and employees.
Mobile UV and aerosol sterilizers will be used to sterilize equipment, furniture, etc. at regular intervals throughout the night.
Symptom monitor forms will be given to crew members to aid in the ability to address early signs of COVID.
We will monitor each area for capacity limitations throughout the night.
Telethon logo masks will be available along with extra surgical masks as needed.
All entertainers will have individual mics to alleviate multiple handlers of one mic during a segment.
There will not be a “kids number” with groups of children and clinicians on stage.
Kids activities in the foyer have been cancelled.
Check presentations are limited to 1 person per group.
There will be a hand sanitizer crew member back stage whose only job is to clean and sterilize equipment.
We have limited the number of individuals volunteering for the phone bank to allow for social distancing.
Crew members will be sequestered from audience members to allow for social distancing.
We are encouraging supporters to register on Handbid to bid on auction items to limit the amount of “in person” interactions throughout the auction area.
We historically have held a “Phonathon” the Wednesday and Thursday nights before Telethon. Close to 100 volunteers make calls each night to supporters. We chose to cancel this portion of Telethon this year.
WTRC UPDATES CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
MASKS ARE REQUIRED UPON ENTRY TO THE BUILDING. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.
All of us here at West Texas Rehab Center want you to know that the safety of our patients, their families and our staff and clinicians are our top priority. Early on in this process, we assembled a team of physicians and healthcare professionals to help us monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). This team stays in touch with local, state and national government agencies as these ever-changing circumstances dictate. We are taking the necessary measures to join together with the rest of our community, state and country to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
Our screening procedures include:
- Requiring all patients older than 2 years old to wear a mask.
- If a patient does not want to wear a mask, we will reschedule for a later date when our safety protocol does not require masks.
- A symptom monitor checklist is posted at each entrance. If any symptoms are present, entry into the building will not be permitted. Please call to reschedule.
- We are limiting patient families to only one healthy parent or guardian per patient.
- Siblings and minors are not permitted to visit. We are asking for your cooperation in making other arrangements for all siblings. We will need to reschedule your appointment if you are unable to make arrangements or you are welcome to wait in your vehicle during therapy and the clinician will meet you at your car.
For any appointment questions, or general information, please contact the appropriate department that can assist you.
Other West Texas Rehab Center Guests
All tours of our facilities have been suspended.
All of us at West Texas Rehab are focused on the coronavirus issue and the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. As you might imagine, updates and changes to our procedures will continue. Any changes to our actions or processes will be communicated to you as quickly as possible.
For the latest updates regarding the coronavirus, visit the CDC website.