Bright & Beautiful COVID-19 Notice
The health and wellbeing of all B&BTD therapy dog teams is of our utmost concern. As we are starting to get questions from members and facilities about visitations during the pandemic, we would like to provide some additional guidance.
As our country’s COVID rates vary significantly from state to state and even within states, B&BTD is unable to make a universal statement about therapy dog visits that will apply equally to everyone. We created our COVID-19 Guidelines and COVID-19 Facility Waiver to enable you and the facilities you visit to understand our policy on making safe and healthy therapy dog visits, and allow you to make wise decisions.
Until now, many of you have been doing virtual visits and outdoor visits, following our Guidelines. Some members have been asking if indoor visits are allowed, since facilities have started requesting them again as the cold weather starts up. Since everyone’s situation is different, we are asking our members to take the following steps if they wish to pursue indoor visits:
- Be sure you understand the B&BTD COVID-19 Guidelines and commit to follow them.
- Speak with your facility to understand their COVID-19 protective measures. Be sure you are comfortable with their approach.
- Share B&BTD’s COVID-19 Guidelines, Health Guidelines and Facility Waiver with your facility. Be comfortable that they are committed to following them.
- Ask them to sign the B&BTD COVID-19 Facility Waiver, if this additional step makes you feel more secure. Keep a copy of the waiver for your records.
If you decide to proceed with an indoor visit, and you do not feel safe during the first visit, do not continue. As a reminder, B&BTD has waived our monthly visitation requirement for the foreseeable future.
Ultimately, we want our members to make decisions that work for them. If you, your family members or your dog have compromised health, or are of an age or situation that makes any of you a higher risk for COVID-19, then please do not make visits.
Please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or call the office at 888-738-5770 if you have additional questions.
We are confident our members will use good judgment as we all continue to navigate these uncertain times. We want you to be safe and healthy during the upcoming holiday season.
The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.