At San Diego Center for Children we take the health and safety of our youth and staff very seriously. We are keeping up with the rapidly changing information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) through the County of San Diego, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO). For further local information, see the County’s website for updates:
Current Status of our Programs
San Diego Center for Children Academy and North County Academy are temporarily closed through April 6, 2020. We will update this information with any changes.
FFAST and Wrapworks:
Services will continue with modifications. Our staff are providing remote-access services in lieu of in-person appointments at this time. You may also call our offices directly with any questions. Referrals will continue to be accepted through our community partners, with priority being given to time-sensitive referrals.
Family Wellness Center (Outpatient and School-based Services)
Services will continue with modifications. No school-based services will be offered as of March 16, 2020. Our staff are providing remote-access services. You may contact our office with any questions. We are still receiving new referrals.
Our Residential Treatment Center continues to operate without interruption. Extra precautions are being taken to reduce exposure and ensure the health of our youth and staff, including restrictions with visitation, outings, and passes off campus. Remote-access services for families in lieu of in-person visits are in place. Please contact 858-277-9550 with any questions or if you are seeking residential services for a child.
In accordance with state and federal guidance, we are practicing prevention and social distancing in our programs in order to keep the youth and families in our care safe. Therefore, we have temporarily suspended visits to our main campus and clinic locations. We will be communicating regularly about changes to these guidelines. Please reach out to us at 858-277-9550 if you have any questions.
If you are scheduled to come in-person to campus to pick up your child, we ask that you observe these precautions in order to protect the youth we serve and the staff who take care of them.
- DO NOT come in person if you or anyone in your household answers ‘yes’ to the following questions:
1. Have you or anyone in your household or close contact traveled to an area of risk for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
2. Have you or anyone in your household or come into close contact with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or a (persons under investigation) PUI within 14 days?
3. Do you or anyone in your household or close contact have any of the following symptoms: Fever (greater than 100.4 F or 38.0 C), Cough, Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath?
Environmental Safety Measures
We have enhanced our cleaning procedures during this time in all our facilities, including frequent cleaning of commonly used spaces and surfaces and increasing hand hygiene for staff and youth. Additionally, we have augmented our cleaning schedule with regular deep cleaning of all facilities. We have also implemented a monitoring system to ensure the health of our staff, youth, and families served in all our programs. Staff who are sick or have a sick household member are restricted from working.