IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS

Coronavirus Disease 2019

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

  • Wash your hands often with soap   and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public   place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily   available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.   Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose,   and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid close contact


Take steps to protect others


Cover coughs and   sneezes

  • Cover  your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw  used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Wear a facemask if   you are sick

  • If  you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s  office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it  causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a  facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If  you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for  someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.


Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


Source:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

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