During this unprecedented time in our history, health and well being has become the priority. The most important thing we can do is to protect one another, and ourselves from this virus. It is also extremely important that we do not over run our healthcare system – particularly our hospitals during this time of emergency.
Chiropractic is rightfully considered an essential service, so our office will remain open unless directed by higher authorities. We are concentrating our efforts to keeping people out of pain, away from hospitals, off over-the-counter medications and not to visit pharmacies. The goal is also to keep people healthy by not having to resort to painkillers, opioids or other toxic remedies.
As we help our patients we are taking extreme measures to keep everyone safe.
Waiting Room to Remain Empty: Through proper scheduling we are not allowing people to congregate in the waiting room. As you know the space is often a place for conversation and pleasantries. During this emergency we are not allowing anyone to hangout in the room and are distant scheduling so patients will not share time in the waiting room. When patients arrive we are placing them in a treatment room immediately.
Cleaning rooms and surfaces: After each patient is treated each room is being thoroughly cleaned down with Lysol and alcohol. This includes all tables and equipment as well as doorknobs and surfaces. The office has smelled like Lysol for the past few weeks, which is something we need to get use to.
All staff and doctor wearing gloves: Thankfully we have a supply of gloves that have offered further protection between patients and staff. This is new territory and in an effort to prevent contact no one will be treated or exchanged anything with the front desk without gloves.
As well as repeated hand washing and using Purell, there is a container of Purell in the waiting room for patients, if they so wish to use. All laundry is removed daily and washed. Other precautions such as wearing a mask when appropriate have been implemented.
These are trying times, but as we work in the health care field to prevent overriding the system we are doing everything to keep people safe. Within time society will return to normal and the office will be that happy friendly place people have come to enjoy visiting.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the office.
Until Next Time, and Looking Forward to Better Times Ahead,