We are taking strict measures for protecting our patients from exposure and spreading to and of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 and its variant DELTA (2021), depending on exposure risk.
Using appropriate combinations of health and administrative controls, safe work practices,and personal protective equipment to prevent exposures of our patients and employees are in place.
The general guidance below is meant to inform you, but doesn’t alter compliance responsibilities for the health care system.
All patients should remain alert to and informed about changing outbreak conditions, including community spread of the virus level and testing availability.
- For all patients, regardless of specific exposure risks, it is always a good practice,, especially in the healthcare environment to:
- Wear cloth face coverings, at a minimum, at all times while in our office or the general public.
Your face covering should cover your nose and mouth completely.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are not immediately available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as active ingredients and rub hands together until they are dry. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes or coughing/sneezing into your elbow/upper sleeve.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with people who are visibly sick and practice physical distancing.
- Stay home if sick and call our office to reschedule your appointment
Recognize personal risk factors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis, liver disease, diabetes, immune deficiencies.