COVID-19 Policy


Effective Monday, March 6, 2023, our clinics are “masks optional”.

Patients, visitors, and clinicians are not required to wear masks, subject to additional guidelines below.

Some of our providers prefer to wear a mask and may ask you to wear a mask when performing certain types of procedures.

Given the general increase in respiratory illness this winter, we have adopted the following policy to minimize transmission of illness: If you have a confirmed case of Covid-19, or are unable to test for Covid-19, see Covid-19 guidance below. Patients and staff who have respiratory symptoms and have tested negative for Covid-19 must wear a mask in all areas of the clinic. All additional policies relating to Covid-19 exposure remain in effect.


If you have any of the symptoms below, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Handwashing Covid-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chills/Repeated shaking
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please follow your physician’s guidance on whether to attend your appointment.

FAQs About Saunders’ Covid Policies and Procedures

Q: I have symptoms – when can I return?
A: You can return 24 hours after all symptoms resolve, but NO SOONER than 5 days after you first experienced symptoms. On your return, you will be required to wear a mask for Days 6-10.

Q: I had a positive test for Covid-19 – when can I return?
A: You may return 5 days after symptom onset, as long as it has been at least 24 hours with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and no other symptoms. On your return, you will be required to wear a mask for Days 6-10. 

Q: I am worried about Covid-19 exposure and would like extra precautions. Can you accommodate me?
A: Extra precautions can be accommodated by scheduling your appointment during our least busy times. Our staff can design your personal program activities to maximize social distance from other clients and staff. Finally, all of our clinicians are willing to wear a mask when working with you, if you request it.

Here Are The Steps We’re Taking to Provide the Best Possible Clinical Care – As Always, We Are Grateful for Your Support and Confidence in Saunders Therapy Centers!
  • Vaccination: All Saunders employees are fully vaccinated and up-to-date with boosters as defined by CDC
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • You may request additional precautions, including scheduling your appointment during our least busy times, and/or requesting that your provider wear a mask when working closely with you