Important Information About COVID-19
As the Governor’s office is issuing more guidance to relax restrictions around healthcare facilities, we are proud to start reopening our practices with enhanced measures to protect your health and the health of those around you. Although we are in the beginning and very promising stages of re-opening our practices, we do want to reiterate that the staff will continue to strictly follow all governmental directives, and take extra precautions to help keep both our patients and staff safe. That includes:
- All employees and patients are required to wear masks at all times. This is a preventative measure and is not indicative of anyone having or carrying the virus.
- Appointments are limited to patient only; unless assistance is needed or patient is a minor. At that time 1 additional visitor is accepted.
- Frequent sanitization of common areas in clinics include waiting and exam rooms.
- Advanced verbal screenings for any patient who requires an in-office visit and/or surgical procedure.
- Alternative waiting room processes are in place at your dermatology office. These new processes may include, but are not limited to: Patients waiting in the car, patient immediately placed in the exam room after check-in and additional creative ways to ensure we respect social distancing restrictions.
Please also make sure you are monitoring your health for flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath, please call to reschedule your appointment or move your appointment to a telehealth visit.
We are so grateful to once again be able to provide in-person care to our well-deserving patients, and we can’t wait to see you.
Thank you for your patience with us as we move forward together during these uncertain times. We will continue to communicate with you as more updates become available.
If you are not comfortable coming into the office at this time, you will still be able to receive dermatologic care from one of our board-certified providers via telemedicine. We are offering online virtual appointments, contact us to get started.
We encourage you to continue practicing every day prevention
As you touch people, surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Although there is no vaccine available to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection. CDC and WHO recommend following the standard precautions for avoiding respiratory viruses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch. Stay home from work, school, and public areas if you’re sick.