ADVANCED ANKLE & FOOT COVID-19 RESPONSE
At present, we are seeing patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for all painful foot conditions which need to be addressed.
To keep things safe at our office we are taking every precaution to meet CDC Guidance for infection control.
We screen staff members every day including taking of temperature.
All staff members wear gloves.
Surfaces, especially doorknobs, countertops, treatment chairs, and other frequently touched surfaces, are disinfected throughout the day.
We pre-screen patients.
We screen patients at the time of visit including taking of temperature.
Social distancing is maintained as much as possible at the office during the patient visit.
Visits are kept quick and efficient.
Hand sanitizer is available for patient and staff use.
Limit the number of visitors to an absolute minimum (parent/guardian for minors, caregivers for elderly, etc.).
If you are in need of care please consider the questions below. Any “yes” answers will require you to reschedule:
Do you or a person accompanying you today have a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)?
Have you or a person accompanying you had contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19?
Have you or a person accompanying you traveled within the last 14 days to any locations either domestically or internationally with confirmed sustained community transmission of COVID-19?
Here are a few other suggestions:
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.
Even if you are not ill, avoid visiting hospitals, long-term care facilities or nursing homes to the extent possible. If you do need to visit one of these facilities, limit your time there and keep six feet away from patients.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.
Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.
Clean household surfaces with standard cleaners.
For more information regarding how to protect yourself, your family and our community, here is the link to the CDC’s website for this useful information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html