Important Information About COVID-19
As the CDC and Governor’s office are issuing more guidance on restrictions around healthcare facilities, we have put in place enhanced safety measures for the health and safety of our staff and patients. We will continue to strictly follow all governmental directives, taking extra precautions to help keep both our patients and staff safe. That includes:
- All employees and patients are required to wear masks at all times.
- Appointments are limited to patient and one visitor only.
- We take temperatures of anyone entering the building including staff.
- Verbal screenings for any patient who requires an in-office visit and/or surgical procedure.
- Frequent sanitization of common areas in clinics include waiting and exam rooms.
- Alternative waiting room processes are in place as well. If you are uncomfortable or the waiting room is too full for proper social distancing, you may wait in the car, once you check in. “Do not sit here” signs are also placed in some waiting room seats to encourage social distancing.
If you are not comfortable coming into the office at this time, you will still be able to receive dermatologic care from one of our providers via telemedicine. We are offering online virtual appointments, visit our Teledermatology page to learn more.
Please also make sure you are monitoring your health for flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing cough, fever, and shortness of breath, please call to reschedule your appointment or move your appointment to a telehealth visit.
We are so grateful to continue to be able to provide in-person and teledermatology care to our amazing patients, and we can’t wait to see you.
Thank you for your patience with us as we move forward together during these uncertain times. We will continue to communicate with you as more updates become available.
We encourage you to continue practicing every day prevention
As you touch people, surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
You can take steps to reduce your risk of infection. CDC and WHO recommend following the standard precautions for avoiding respiratory viruses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding, and other household items if you’re sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch. Stay home from work, school, and public areas if you’re sick.
For additional resources, visit our Patient Education Page.