The NAP board of directors hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. As many of us have already experienced, there have been numerous changes occurring to accommodate our new way of testing post the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
The CDC is a great resource for all things related to COVID-19. Many questions people have can be answered on their website. Please visit it as often as needed. Here are some basic tips to help you and those around you stay safe:
Wear a Mask: Wearing a mask helps decrease the risk of spreading the virus from person to person. This includes cloth face coverings, surgical masks, KN95, N95, etc. Whatever you have access to will be better than nothing. Please wear your masks when around others whether that is at the grocery store, a small outdoor gathering (10 people or less), or at work.
Social Distance: In addition to wearing a mask, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between you and others who are not in your immediate household. If someone in your immediate household becomes sick, wear a mask and utilize social distancing standards. Of note, social distancing does not replace the protection wearing a mask provides when you are around others.
Wash your Hands: Frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water can help protect you and others from getting sick. If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid hand sanitizer products that contain methanol, which is toxic and can cause harmful side effects.
In addition, here is a list of resources we hope will be helpful and give some direction on how to navigate psychometry during this time:
Telepractice Info from Pearson including 100+ free resources through the Q-Global Library
APA Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology: Guideline #7 is specific to Testing and Assessment
Face-to-face testing during COVID-19, PPE use, and precautions you can take to stay safe:
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