In response to COVID-19, All Points North Lodge has been working around the clock in coordination with our partners at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical to focus on the safety and wellness of the staff, the safety of and service to clients, and the upkeep of daily operations. While statistics suggest the majority of those who contract COVID-19 will develop only mild symptoms, we must take an intentional and proactive approach to prevent further spread of the virus.
APN Lodge Campus
As social distancing becomes essential, the APN Lodge Campus in Colorado is a secluded environment for those looking to work on themselves while staying out of public areas. We are working to protect our clients and staff by taking precautions to prevent and contain cases of COVID-19.
We urge everyone to practice social distancing. This includes Skype and phone calls rather than face-to-face meetings, eating meals at home, opting out of social gatherings, and keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and the nearest person, especially those who are coughing/sneezing. In this unprecedented time, we cannot be too cautious.
Frequent thorough hand washing of at least 20 seconds should become routine.
We ask anyone showing symptoms to notify APN Lodge and stay away from campus. In the event you begin showing symptoms, we ask you to observe a self-quarantine for 14 days or until receiving negative COVID-19 test results.
APN Lodge has an infectious disease control policy in place, and we are actively screening clients, employees, and contractors entering the APN Lodge facilities. Clients and staff will not be allowed into the facility if they display any symptoms or have been in a high-risk coronavirus area. All clients, staff, and contractors will have their temperature taken every time they enter the APN Lodge campus. Anyone with an elevated temperature will not be allowed on campus and will be advised to self-quarantine.
Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical providers are working closely with us to monitor our clients and ensure their safety. The task force at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical includes epidemiologists, infection preventionists, safety coordinators, surgeons, emergency room physicians, doctors, nurses, and other providers. Our partners at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical have also established a designated respiratory clinic focusing on non-emergency patients with respiratory symptoms.
APN Lodge is contracting commercial cleaners, and APN Lodge staff is equipped with hospital-grade disinfectants to keep facilities clean and safe. We are following the recommendations of the CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.
New Client Observation Wing
All new clients are undergoing extensive pre-screening before they arrive. They are then screened again upon arriving at the APN Lodge campus. Once admitted, clients will spend multiple days in private suites in our observation wing to ensure symptoms of COVID-19 do not appear. Our staff will work tirelessly to ensure client comfort is a 5-star experience in the observation wing – matching the rest of their stay.
For clients arriving on commercial aircraft, we have prepared a travel kit to support their safety during their trip to APN Lodge.
For clients seeking private air travel, APN Lodge has partnered with Wheels Up and is pleased to help coordinate chartered aircraft for their trip to APN Lodge.
Telecoaching & Teletherapy
APN Lodge has expanded the scope of telecoaching and teletherapy services available. We are expediting the development of the APN Lodge App, which will include a virtual IOP. We hope to launch this app within the next 30-45 day
We continue to monitor the situation and will follow the updates and guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Eagle County Department of Health and Environment (ECDHE). Currently, we remain open, serving our existing clients and accepting new clients under our newly mandated protocols.
We know that times of crisis bring increased stressors for all. For those fighting substance abuse, mental health struggles, and dysfunction from trauma, this season may be especially challenging. For this reason, we are deeply committed to staying open and operating for those in need of support. We exist to be a resource for those finding their way through the chaos, and we will continue to do that through this pandemic.
We will do all we can to protect our clients and staff. Thank you for your understanding and support during these trying times.