Important information about office operations during the difficult time

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Chiropractic Care is an
Essential Healthcare Service

This is a scary and unprecedented time, but we firmly believe that the chiropractic profession can be the leaders in their communities on this issue by providing information based on the facts, not fear.

As your state association, it is our duty to keep you informed and protected during this time, and we are doing everything in our power to provide you with the tools you can use to remain the critical health care resource your patients and community need.

The offices of doctors of chiropractic should be treated no differently than the offices of medical doctors – as an essential health care service.” As of 10pm 3/16/2020 there should be no more than 10 individuals total in your office. This may change. Provide adequate space between people at least 6 feet apart.

The health and safety of you and your staff, during this unprecedented situation, is your number one priority, so a visit to YOUR office is made as safe as possible!

Aside from the obvious standards for the physical facility and staff (sanitizing surfaces, handwashing, etc.), if a patient presents to the office with a temperature and symptoms, the patient should be separated from others and masked to prevent the spread of droplets. Patient must be referred to their primary care physician immediately.

Maintain excellent sanitary practices with the implementation of the following policies:
• If you are not feeling well, please respect the well-being of your staff and other patients by rescheduling your appointment to a later date.
• Please tell your patients to have their drivers wait for them in the car.
• Your patients will be required to sanitize their hands before checking in.
• All patients will be spaced out as much as possible throughout the office, so they are not too close to each other.
• If your schedule is flexible, consider scheduling appointments during less busy times
• If you discover that your patient has been exposed to the Coronavirus prior to a visit notify them immediately that their appointment is canceled.
• Staff must be instructed to stay home if they don’t feel well.
• Sanitize all workspaces and all areas of high touch, such as light switches, doorknobs, keyboards, computer mice, buttons on equipment, armrests, clipboards, etc. multiple times each day.
• Continuation of your regular sanitary practices: Tables and equipment are sanitized as before and as soon as any patient completes treatment in that area

For a Fact Sheet from the World Federation of Chiropractic
regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),Click here.

Patricia Paterna
Executive Director

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