Coronavirus (COVID-19) Procedures and Protocols
As the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to be a widespread issue, we would like to explain how our team is responding to this global health situation and steps you can take to protect yourself.
Proactive Steps to a safe in office visit:
- Health questions asked to lower risk of Covid-19
- Taking Temperatures of guests and team members
- Telemedicine visits available
- Practicing Social Distancing
- Guests are given their own pen to use and keep throughout the visit
- Hand sanitizer available
- Ensuring everyone is wearing a mask
- Shipping available on medications
- Curbside waiting is an option
- Limiting visitors in the building
- All team members will not shake hands
- Staggered Schedules to practice social distancing
Proactive Steps to maintain offices sanitized:
- Each office will perform a thorough sanitation at 8am , 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and at closing.
- At the end of each day our professional cleaning company is taking additional measures including sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Sanitizing exam rooms after each guest’s visit
- Limiting handouts
- Using patient portal
As defined by the CDC, the below are some of the symptoms to be aware of as an indication of possible Covid-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Additional resources are available to the public at the following websites.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov
World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/