Updated August 18, 2021

Full Circle Grief Center is committed to protecting our staff and clients while remaining open through the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our area. In order to do so as safely as possible, we are asking all staff and clients to wear masks in our building at this time. Those who have a medical condition prohibiting their ability to wear a mask should discuss their individual circumstances with their therapist directly. While we will not conduct a formal health screening at this time, we do ask all staff and clients to conduct a self screening utilizing the CDC’s online facilities screening tool before entering the building. If you do not pass the health screening, please reach out to your therapist to transition your appointment to telehealth or reschedule. 

Our goal as an organization is to protect the safety of our staff and clients while doing everything we can to remain open providing the services needed by so many in our area. 

We have monitored the COVID-19 trends for our area specifically over the past few weeks and have decided to take the following precautions effective August 18th:

  • Staff are asked to resume wearing masks in common areas, during individual counseling sessions, and for small group meetings. 
  • Staff are able to remove masks while working at their desks (with doors open if comfortable) or alone in their counseling rooms. Small staff group meetings can take place without masks if all staff attending are in agreement and if distancing is possible.
  • Staff are asked to continue self screening according to the CDC’s online facilities tool (please review for updates regarding those fully vaccinated). 
  • In accordance with the CDC’s guidelines, we are modifying our return to work policies for those fully vaccinated. 
  1. If you are fully vaccinated, but have been exposed to COVID, CDC recommends that you are tested 3-5 days after exposure. Please work from home and return to work 3-5 days later with proof of a negative test (if symptom free).  If you are experiencing symptoms after exposure, please get tested and return to work only after you have a negative test and have been symptom free for over 48 hours. 
  2. For those fully vaccinated who have not been exposed, but are experiencing symptoms (as defined by the CDC’s tool), please plan to work from home until you are symptom-free for at least 48 hours. Proof of a negative test is preferred before returning to work if there is any question about symptoms or possible exposure.  
  3. If you test positive, please follow CDC guidelines for returning to work. 

Those with mild/moderate illness who are not severely immunocompromised:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

Those who were asymptomatic throughout their infection and are not severely immunocompromised:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive viral diagnostic test.

Those with severe/critical illness or who are severely immunocompromised:

  • At least 10 days and up to 20 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved


Wishing you good health!