At this time of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we wanted to keep you informed of our continued commitment to the highest standard of infection control.
As are most people throughout the country, we are closely monitoring the current situation and following the updated guidance from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization) and state health departments. As this situation evolves, we are dedicated to ensuring that our patients, staff and their families are in a safe and healthy environment.
We are maintaining our strict infection control protocols, which include cleaning and disinfection of all areas of our facilities and good hand hygiene practices.
We have implemented a pre-screening process for our patients and encourage their drivers to wait in the vehicles during the patient visit as part of the “social distancing” recommendation. Social distancing involves maintaining 3 to 6 feet (preferably 6 feet) distance from others and limiting interaction with the community.
If you have any flu-like symptoms, fever, difficulty breathing and/or cough, or have had close contact with someone who has, we ask that you refrain from coming to the office and call us. If you have recently travelled through large airports or on mass transit (bus, train) or have had close contact with someone who has, please call our office before arriving for your appointment. Some things you can do to help protect yourself and others:
• Stay home and limit your contact with others
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand gel
• Cover your cough with your elbow or tissue and sneeze with a tissue
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects in your home (cellphone, etc.)
• Do not travel when sick
We again want to reassure you that we are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff, and look forward to seeing you at your appointment.
If you would like more information or have questions, the states of Wisconsin and Michigan have set up hotlines that you can call. There is also information available from the CDC at CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov.
Wisconsin – through the University of Wisconsin - (608) 720-5300
Website – dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19
Michigan – 1-888-535-6136 8 am to 5 pm (Eastern Time), 7 days a week
Website – Michigan.gov/coronavirus Donna Collins, RN ASC Manager / Infection Control Director
Donna Collins, RN
ASC Manager / Infection Control Director
Angelie Singh, MD, MPH, MS