Statement on Executive Order 2020-18
To whom it may concern:
In response to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Executive Order issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to be effective at 5:00 PM March 31, 2020, we, the leadership team at A Better Today Recovery Services (ABT), wanted to reach out to reiterate our commitment to the safety of our patients, staff, and community. We will no longer be operating as a rehab treatment center but rather as an addiction resource center. We will help connect you to addiction treatment centers in your area. We will continue to provide you with high-quality information and support. Our top priority has been, and will continue to be, finding you the most dependable aid that you need.
As defined by a previous Executive Order (2020-12) the services provided by ABT are essential. The new order reinforces that essential activities and services may continue, and specifically identifies the necessity for the preservation of mental health further encouraging people to improve help-seeking behavior. These are among the integral values of ABT, and we are poised to help through this crisis in any way we can.
In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, our network has already been working to reduce the risk for all patients and staff. We have instituted the recommendations of the CDC, including hand-washing guidelines, cough and sneeze etiquette, social distancing, and limiting groups and gatherings to 10 or fewer people whenever possible. All areas, surfaces, and open facilities within our network are being regularly cleaned and sanitized, and staff is working remotely whenever possible. Any staff not working remotely will be screened every day.
We are also working diligently to enhance a service platform that preserves the exemplary service for which our network is known while continuing to limit the size of gatherings and minimize direct human interaction. The Governor of Arizona, through Executive Order, has encouraged the expansion of telemedicine services during this crisis where possible.
Our network is committed to patients, residents, prospective patients, staff, and the community in keeping everyone safe through this pandemic. We appreciate the opportunity to examine and improve our network services, and to be a better, stronger family once this is over.
The Leadership Team at A Better Today Recovery Services