IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Carenomics is committed with the South Plains community. During this difficult times we are doing our best to continue our patients' care. We know this is the worst time to interrupt your care and potentially end up at the hospital due to related complications. So, we strive to continue offering our services as regularly. 

We are dedicated to maintaining  a safe and healthy place for you and our staff.  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 16th,   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. 


  • Everyone entering the building is having to fill a screening questionnaire before registering. 


  • We have limited the number of people entering the building. Only one person will be allowed to accompany patients into the building. 


  • Minors are currently allowed into the building unless the person is the actual patient.


  • Staffs' temperature is taking and a screening questionnaire is filled by each employee every morning.


  • In addition to regular cleaning procedures, the office is sprayed with lysol daily.


  • Anyone, including staff, who has 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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