COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

August 26, 2020

We have been providing telehealth services since March. In this time, our therapists have worked creatively and adaptively to develop a methodology using telehealth that is based on our Jumping Mouse model. As with our in-person therapy, the telehealth model is centered on a trusted relationship between the child and their therapist. We will be continuing these telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning in September, some of our therapists will also be offering in-person services, taking into careful consideration the safety of our children, staff, and community. Read our plan for Jumping Mouse Safety Protocols During COVID-19 to learn about our new practices for in-person therapy. Our priority is to safely meet the mental health needs of our children and keep our services accessible at a time when we are needed more than ever.


April 13, 2020

Jumping Mouse therapists have been providing telehealth with our kids and parents through a HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom. Additionally, therapists are doing wellness checks with parents and caregivers and connecting families to community resources. We’ve put together a page of resources for children and families here: Resources for Children and Families Regarding Covid-19.

We are also working closely with community partners to ensure that vulnerable children and families are connected to the services they need. We have an amazing, dedicated staff that continues to remain a stable presence for our kids. If you have questions about Jumping Mouse right now, you can contact Executive Director Jenny Manza at 360-379-5109 x122.


March 16, 2020

Jumping Mouse has decided to close as of today, Monday, March 16 for the safety of our staff, families, and community for the next two weeks. We are taking time to figure out how we can stay connected and offer support during this time while also keeping everyone safe. Therapists will be in touch with their families later this week or early next week to let people know what Jumping is planning do do next if we are closed for longer. Like many community organizations, we are taking this one step at a time.


March 13, 2020

In light of the school closure beginning Tuesday, March 17, Jumping Mouse will be open Monday and closed through March 17-20 (Tuesday – Friday) to give our staff time to assess and decide next steps. We are in continual contact with Jefferson County Public Health and following their guidelines. We will keep our families updated as the situation evolves. We are so thankful for our community’s support and compassion for one another during these challenging times.


March 12, 2020

Jumping Mouse continues to follow the guidelines of both our local and state public health agencies. We are asking people to stay home if sick, wash hands often, and avoid touching their face. We have also increased cleaning practices, put hand sanitizers in our waiting room, and canceled upcoming events and meetings. We encourage everyone to take care of themselves and remain compassionate for others. If your children are anxious about COVID-19, read

How to talk to kids about the coronavirus.


March 3, 2020

Jumping Mouse prioritizes the health of our clients and staff. In light of the continuing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will be monitoring the situation and following the recommendations of the Washington State Department of Health and Jefferson County Public Health.

Here are their recommendations on how to respond in your daily life:

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or the length of two “Happy Birthday” songs). Help young children do the same.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider before you go to a clinic or emergency room.
  • Show compassion and support for individuals and communities most closely impacted and anyone who might be sick.

If you have more questions about COVID-19, Jefferson Healthcare has a dedicated COVID-19 Nurse Consult line: 360-344-3094. Or you can call the Washington Department of Health line at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

Are you wondering about how to talk to your children about the virus?   How to talk to kids about the coronavirus.