COVID-19: Steps We Are Taking-How You Can Help
Coronavirus in South San Francisco
Many patients have voiced concerns over the escalating social-distancing requirements and their ability to get the healthcare they need. Our South San Francisco chiropractor can help with any questions you may have about the COVID-19 epidemic.
First of all, bring hygiene and sanitation to the forefront of your daily life by following recommendations set forth in my earlier email regarding the coronavirus and CDC guidelines. Your healthcare is important, but just simple precautions can help you still get the care you need.
Secondly, start or continue focusing on wellness, prevention of disease and putting energy into what makes you healthier. Do not become a hospitable host to any virus or pathogen. Make yourself an inhospitable host. Target your and your family's overall health. Follow a lifetime of good diet, adequate sleep, hydration, exercise, washing hands and regular chiropractic care, to name a few.
While we are doing all the necessary things in the office to prevent cross-contamination by maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, we will be focusing future outgoing messages on the things that are in our patients control to keep them healthy. Chiropractic helps maintain a properly functioning nervous system which in turn regulates health and wellness within the body. Get adjusted!
New office and patient sanitizing procedures - What we are doing
- We have posted a sign on the front door asking a patient with symptoms NOT to enter and to call to reschedule their appointment.
- We are scheduling so that only 3 patients at a time will be allowed in the office.
- We have run the face paper over the top of the tables vs. under the bar so that your face doesn't have exposure to other patients.
- The doctor is wearing a mask, sanitizes his hands between every patient, and he washes his hands thoroughly throughout the day.
- We sanitize the entire table, doorknobs, and armrests on chairs 4 times daily.
- We are temporarily discontinuing sign in for appointments. The doctor will perform this duty.
- We have patients sanitize hands on the way in, on the way out, and before handling sanitized clipboards and pens.
What you can do
- Sanitize your hands before and after treatment.
- Cover your face and bring a clean towel or cloth to put over face/head area of table if you prefer.
- Do not touch your face after treatment until you have sanitized or washed your hands.
- If you feel Ill, or someone in your house is Ill, stay home.
- If you have to cough, cover your mouth. If you are coughing regularly, stay home.
- If you see more than 3 patients in the office, wait outside until someone leaves.
- Stay at least 6 feet apart and not face to face when in the office.