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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 3/14/20

 

As always, the safety of our staff, patients and community is extremely important to us. We want you to be aware of some updates and steps we are taking to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19:

  • We are maintaining our already thorough cleaning standards by utilizing CDC approved sanitation solutions.
  • As always, we have a professional cleaning crew that will clean and sanitize our clinics each evening.
  • If you have a fever, cough, runny nose or respiratory infection please call our clinic to speak with a nurse and you will be given further instructions and precautions. You may need to be rescheduled or be seen for further evaluation.
  • If you have traveled to any of the known locations with confirmed cases of COVID-19 or have come in contact with anyone known to have the virus, please call our office prior to your appointment to determine if you need to be rescheduled. 
  • A staff member at each NWMS clinic entrance will screen visitors for symptoms, travel history and contact with others before they are allowed enter the facility.
  • To ensure the ongoing safety of our patients and staff, we have implemented visitor restrictions at all locations. A limited number of caregivers or companions will be allowed with each patient as long as they pass our door screening protocol.
  • As always, we will continue to encourage patients to not bring children to the clinics. Additionally, children with symptoms will not be permitted to enter the clinic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • All staff will be wearing masks as a safety precaution, not because they are ill. Staff that are ill will not be permitted to work.
  • Our commitment to the safety of our staff and patients within our practice is unwavering. We will take care of COVID-19 patients and all patients following all the appropriate policies and procedures to keep them and our staff safe.
  • Patients that are positive for symptoms will be isolated while in the clinic .

 

Please be aware that these policies and practices may require alterations in the event of new developments in the community and guidance coming from our advisory bodies for this rapidly changing situation.

 

For the most up to date information you can go to: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html 
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus 
https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus