Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Protocols
With the rapidly changing challenges brought about by the threat of COVID-19 we are taking steps to ensure that our patients, their families, and our staff are protected. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the CDC, WHO and State and Federal guidelines or mandates.
What Adirondack Oral Surgery Is Doing to keep you safe:
- Increasing our cleaning protocols and frequencies, using products such as antibacterial sprays or wipes, which have been found to be effective against viruses such as coronavirus.
- Equipment and surfaces are disinfected prior to patients being seated.
- Many items used during procedures are single-use only and are properly disposed
- Reducing the density of patients and family members seated in the waiting areas.
- All patients and the person accompanying them will have their temperature taken upon arrival. As per the CDC recommendation, if anyone presents with a temperature of 100.4 or higher they will be rescheduled.
- Removing communal items in the waiting rooms, books, magazines, etc.
- We have emergency response plans in place to handle any exposures that may happen at our offices or with our staff.
What you can do:
- If you are experiencing any Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms (fever higher than 100.4, persistent cough, shortness of breath) we ask that you do not come to the office. Please call us to reschedule your appointment (as always there is no fee).
- We are asking that you limit the number of people attending your appointment, extra family members are being asked to wait outside of the office or in your vehicle.
- Stay informed. The CDC provides a comprehensive overview of “What You Should Know.”
- Practice good hygiene. These habits include washing your hands frequently, and for at least 30 seconds, with soap and water to protect yourself and others from germs. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Keep your hands away from your face, because germs routinely spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- If you begin to develop cold- and flu-like symptoms or become ill, take care of yourself and minimize the spread to others by staying home. If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, call your healthcare provider immediately.
For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html