We are regularly checking in to get the latest updates and recommendations from validated resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Department of Health.
Both of our locations are open with modified hours. We will continue to ask these questions to ascertain the exposure risk:
Have you traveled to China, South Korea, Iran, Italy or Japan or any other country with high COVID-19 incidents within the past 30 days?
Have you had any contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, with any person(s) under investigation for COVID-19 or anyone with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath)? The exposure could be to spouses, partners, family members, friends, work colleagues, social group members, fellow students, church members or any other person(s) or groups where there could have personal contact (within 6 feet).
Have you had any worrisome symptoms: fever, cough or shortness of breath in the past 14 days? If positive for symptoms we are asking the patient to contact his/her physician for guidance and written permission to attend therapy. We are also asking patients to call the clinic prior to arriving if they have any flu/virus-like symptoms.
We have intensified our housekeeping & infection control procedures to assure that we have minimized contact with any thing or areas that could harbor harmful bacteria or viruses. In doing so we are asking all individuals who enter our clinic to:
To complete the Patient Coronavirus-19 Questionnaire per visit or to confirm ‘no changes’ since the completion of the Questionnaire
Apply our hand-sanitizer prior to completing paperwork, signing-in for the appointment, taking a seat in our reception area or starting treatment
Practice good hand hygiene (frequent handwashing) as well as good cough and sneeze etiquette (cover mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing and deposit the tissue in a hands-free trash can or cover his/her mouth with his/her elbow if tissues are not immediately available).
Apply our hand-sanitizer when departing the clinic
Advise care-givers to wait in their car so our reception area is less congested
Some of the additional steps we are taking include:
We reconfigured our treatment tables to permit greater physical separation of patients.
We are adapting our schedule to accommodate our immunologically compromised patients including but not limited to the frail or elderly.
We have shortened the amount of hours we are open as a clinic (now 8am - 5pm) to limit the number of people within the facility.
We are taking the temperature of every person that comes to the clinic at entry. Anyone with a fever of any degree is being sent home.
We will continue to educate our workforce and our patient community regarding the COVID-19. We will consistently employ measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 according to the CDC (and other credible authorities) recommendations and will keep you informed of any changes in protocols.
Darrin Yee and Melissa Walls, Owners
NEW STUDIO SAFETY MEASURES & PROCEDURES
Please note: Information surrounding COVID-19 are ever-evolving. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the CDC's website here.
The best offense is a good defense!
As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, it is important that we, as a community, are taking every step possible to prevent the spread of the virus. According to the CDC, these are the steps you can take starting TODAY to prevent you and your loved ones from COVID-19.
Wash your hands - frequently!
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (that's the Birthday Song sand twice through). This is especially important if you have been out in a public place, or have blown your nose, coughed, or sneezed.
No access to soap & water? Use hand sanitizer!
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol. Be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until dry.
Avoid close contact.
If you know someone who is sick, avoid being in close contact. COVID-19 is quickly spreading. If you can avoid being out in the public, do so.
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose, and face - especially with unwashed hands.
Stay home - especially if you're sick.
Stay home and out of the public unless you are seeking medical attention. Contact your primary care provider and inform them of your symptoms.
Clean & disinfect!
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within your home. Some examples include: door knobs, tables, computers, cellphones,
keys, and light switches.