COVID NEWS

Covid-19 Precautions: Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have been implementing measures following CDC and Governor Inslee’s guidelines with goals to provide a safe experience for your health care. We are encouraging telemedicine (video) appointments but are offering in-office appointments when medically warranted. Policies we’ve implemented include:

 

  1. Staff is monitored for symptoms and fever daily.
  2. Visitors are screened for Covid-19 symptoms and fever prior to entering the suite. Please allow extra time for screening before your appointment. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please call in advance for instructions.
  3. Our waiting room is currently closed. We ask that visitors wait in the hallway until we are ready to escort you to your treatment room. Alternatively, you may wait in your car—please call us upon your arrival.
  4. Masks are required for in-office appointments. If you are unable to wear a mask, please schedule a video appointment.
  5. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is upheld except during medical examination or indicated treatment, as needed.
  6. Hand sanitizer is available and use is encouraged.
  7. We ask that you bring only one support person with you to any in-office appointment and only if it is necessary. A support person must be in good health and at least 16 years or older.
  8. We have installed an air filter with UVC. Per the FDA: “UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus, which is a different virus from the current SARS-CoV-2 virus. The destruction ultimately leads to inactivation of the virus (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-67211-2.pdf). UVC radiation may also be effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, currently there is limited published data about the wavelength, dose, and duration of UVC radiation required to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” (https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/uv-lights-and-lamps-ultraviolet-c-radiation-disinfection-and-coronavirus)
  9. Treatment rooms and reception are disinfected after each in-office appointment.

 

Symptoms of Covid-19:  While there are a wide range of symptoms associated with Covid-19, these are some of the more common symptoms. Please be aware that symptoms may start 2 – 14 days after exposure to the Covid-19.

  1. Cough
  2. Fever or chills
  3. Fatigue
  4. Headache
  5. Sore throat
  6. Sinus congestion or runny nose
  7. Body aches
  8. New loss of taste of smell
  9. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  10. Digestive symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea