COVID-19 Statement

A Fresh Start Sober Living Environments is taking every precaution to make sure our Residents and staff stay safe and healthy from the coronavirus so that our residents can continue to receive the sober living environment they need to recover from their addictive disorders.

At this time, all of our sober living houses are still open and in operation. As of today, there has been zero impact to our resident accountability, drug testing/breathalyzing and providing safe housing. Our primary focus is to ensure a healthy environment by reducing risk of exposure for all of those within each of our homes.

Potential Resident Admissions:
1. The Intake coordinators will administer an Infectious Disease Screening to all potential admissions.
2. If a potential patient indicates YES to any of the questions on the Infectious Disease Screening, the individual will be required to obtain medical clearance prior to being allowed to schedule an intake appointment.

The following are a few highlights of our response to this Pandemic:

For Our New Residents:
1. Upon a potential new resident’s initial call, our intake coordinators will continue to screen individuals for recent travel and potential exposure to the coronavirus. Any travel outside of the country or exposure will result in an intake being postponed until further notice
2. New residents at intake will be drug tested, breathalyzed and have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer.
3. All residents bedding and clothing will be washed upon arrival to the house.
4. After admission into one of our homes, new residents who exhibit any symptoms of respiratory infection will be asked to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

For Our Continued Healthy Environments:
1. In addition to our normal daily rigorous cleaning regimen, frequently touched surfaces within our homes will be cleaned with antiseptic solutions regularly throughout the day and night.
2. All of our residents and house managers will continue to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
3. Any resident or manager presenting with symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine for the recommended period of time of 14 days.
4. If a resident is discharged for any reason and eligible for return they must wait for the shelter in place order to be lifted prior to gaining re-entry.


We are all in this together and we promise to do our part. We also encourage residents to continue to check the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control websites for the most up-to-date information and guidance.

Contact us for any questions regarding our COVID-19 update.

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