We know that you all are thinking about safety during the current coronavirus spread. We are writing today not to alarm you, but to put you more at ease in knowing the steps we are taking at CHWC to keep you safe and healthy.
The virus is likely to cause only mild symptoms in most of us, but it is crucial that we all do our part in preventing its spread.
There are new measures we are now putting into place to minimize patient risk. Because we have patients of all ages and levels of immunity, we are choosing to use the utmost precaution to make sure you are not exposed when you visit our office.
CLEANING AT OUR PRACTICE
As always, the practitioners will be thoroughly washing hands before each patient. We have always used disinfectants that can kill viruses and bacteria, and we will continue to be using those to clean rooms in between patients. We will be thorough in cleaning the rooms including adjustment tables, face rests, furniture, doorknobs and air between each patient using these disinfectants to reduce risk of exposure. Practitioners and staff will be checking themselves for fever or symptoms and will take time away from clinic as warranted.
VISITING THE CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
You must be wearing a face mask or face covering upon entering our facility.
Please wash your hands upon arrival. We will have hand sanitizer at the entry or you can use the bathroom or treatment sink to wash with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
Fever is usually the initial presentation of COVID-19 even before the presence of a dry cough. If you detect a fever in yourself, please contact your primary health care provider and self quarantine. Please stay home if you have a dry cough, shortness of breath or have had a fever in the past 21 days. We will waive the cancellation fee for illness.
Inform your doctor of your symptoms. If you become exposed to anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we humbly ask that you not come in, (and consider self-quarantine) for 21 days. While many are advising 14 days, there are cases of people spreading it up to 21 days.
For patients over 50 AND suffering from immunocompromised states such as diabetes, lung issues (COPD/asthma) or other chronic medical issues that may require medications like prednisone which affect ones immune system, we suggest that for your health and safety that you consider not visiting us at this time to minimize your risk. Know that we will be missing anyone who must stay home and will be so happy to see you again after your break!
Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Sleep deprivation, stress, excess smoking, alcohol or caffeine all decrease immune function. Set yourself up for success with good self-care. Nourish your body with healthy, whole foods and drink plenty of fluids.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate implementing best practices during this time. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.