Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Dear Memorial Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Family and Friends,
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. We are following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Dental Association (ADA) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are having all patients who enter our office wash/sanitize their hands and answer a medical questionnaire before we begin treatment.
Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. We are also reminding our employees about frequent hand washing, and we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting our offices. Importantly, we are asking that all of our staff members stay home from work if they feel sick or have sick family members.
Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus or if you have come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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