We’re working on keeping you safe while in treatment. Currently we depend on multiple layers of features to reduce your likelihood of exposure while in office. The most immediate is properly wearing a mask while in the office. Additionally, we continue to ask that you not come in to the office if you feel symptoms of a cold. If you have any doubts about whether it’s a cold, allergies, or COVID, please test before you come in.
In the back of the treatment space you’ll see the large filter box which is the main filter for the space. We have a smaller fan with another filter on it. There is a simple box fan pulling air from the treatment space out to the waiting area. You may also notice that we are leaving the front door open for periods of time. We apologize for the extra noise and light but at this time that is the fastest way to change the air in the office. We use a CO2 monitor hanging next to the thermostat to determine when we have to open the front door.
For the foreseeable future we will use 6 chairs only and keep treatments closer to 30-35 minutes, all to minimize your exposure to this environment. That means that missed appointments and late cancellations will impact us more. If your schedule is uncertain, please just call the same day you’d like an appointment to check our availability.
By paying attention to MDs and epidemiologists, you’ll see that the pandemic is not over. Please protect each other by wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and managing risks for yourselves and for those around you.
In order to maintain a safe environment for those who cannot receive a COVID vaccine; who have received it but are still not protected; and who simply feel safer with a mask on in a medical environment; we will still require the use of properly worn masks by everyone even past the projected June 15 lifting of mask-use ordinance by California.
The pandemic will not simply go away June 15 and since it is our responsibility to keep safe everyone who comes into our space, the continued proper use of masks will be an important factor in keeping this shared treatment space and community safe.
As we learn more about COVID 19 these procedures and policies will change, but for now this is how the office is operating to minimize your risk for exposure
If you suspect you have a fever, are coughing, have lost your sense of smell, are nauseated or vomiting, or are otherwise feeling like you are getting sick please contact your medical provider for appropriate evaluation. WE ARE NOT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS AND CANNOT CURRENTLY MANAGE ANYONE WHO HAS FLU-LIKE OR COLD-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
Facemasks in good condition will be used at all times by us and patients while in the front office and treatment room.
All high contact surfaces like door handles, phone used for payment, and chair frames are sanitized hourly. Chair call buttons are sanitized after each patient. Bins are sanitized daily. Chair mats are wiped down after each patient.
Only those receiving treatments will be allowed in the treatment area. Exceptions will be made for 1 caregiver or 1 translator but once treatment starts they will need to exit the office.
All patients will be reminded to please wash their hands thoroughly before sitting down at their assigned chair.
We have reduced the number of chairs from 8 to 6 to allow for at least 6 feet of space between patients. As a result the treatment time has been lowered, but you will still get 30-45 minutes resting.
All fans in the office have had filters attached to them to help filter the air.
Wed: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Thu: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm