COVID-19 Policy

The following chart provides information for how Basal Therapies will be handling COVID-19 related issues. We will be following guidelines from both the Maryland Department of Health and State Department of Education. We will continue to update these guidelines as necessary.

Person with: Guidance for Participation In-Person:
COVID-19 symptoms
  • Person should not attend therapy, group, etc. in-person in the office
  • COVID-19 testing is recommended
  • If test is negative, may return when symptoms have improved, no fever for 24 hours without medication
  • If a test is not performed, the child may return when they have been symptom free for over 24 hours
Positive test for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms
  • Person must stay home for 5 days from the start of symptoms or from the date of the positive test if no symptoms
  • After day 5, may return if symptoms have improved and no fever for at least 24 hours without medication
  • Upon return, must wear a mask for 5 additional days (except while eating, drinking, or outside)
  • If unable to wear a mask, may return if they have a negative test at day 5 or later; otherwise, they should remain at home for days 6 -10
Close contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 but no symptoms
  • Person can continue to attend therapy, group, etc. regardless of vaccination status
  • Those who can mask should do so for 10 days from the last day of exposure
  • A test at 3-5 days after exposure is recommended, especially for those who cannot mask (ex. children under 2 years of age)