Carenomics is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our patients to do the same. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and patients.
Our facility is regularly treated with Germblast. Last service was March 2nd, 2020. GermBlast is an environmentally safe disinfection service that kills 99.999% of harmful organisms in the environment. GermBlast has developed a special a multi-step technique to destroy infectious microorganisms that have developed a resistance to treatments in modern medicine such as antibiotics and disinfectants.
We’ve advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we’ve reinforced existing Carenomics policies.
Patients are being asked to fill a screening questionnaire before registering and only one person will be allowed to accompany patients in the exam room.
In order to help minimize spreading the virus, we ask that if you have had or been in contact with someone who has had fever, flu-like/cold symptoms or traveled outside the United States within the last 15 days you stay at home, contact your primary doctor and kindly call our office to reschedule your appointment.
According to the CDC, the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to that of influenza. However, there is currently NO vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The first method of defense against COVID-19 is to avoid exposure to the virus that causes it. In addition, these are activities you should always do to reduce risk of getting many illnesses:
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Take steps to protect others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a facemask if you are sick
Clean and disinfect