Effective, Monday May 4th, all patients and visitors will be required to wear a face-covering in the office.
Examples of face coverings that can be used are scarf, cloth mask, and a bandana. We will have a very LIMITED amount of masks, for patient use if you do not have one.
Cloth face coverings are NOT a replacement for physical distancing. Cloth face-coverings are one more thing we can do to protect one another.
How to use a cloth face covering:
You can make a homemade cloth face covering. The tighter the weave, the thicker the cloth, and the better it fits your face, the better the protection. You can also use bandanas or scarves.
See the CDC webpage for images and directions showing how to make a homemade cloth face covering.
Homemade cloth face coverings should be washed after every use with warm water and soap.
Make sure you can breathe easily through them.
Cloth face coverings can be itchy. Don’t reach under the mask to touch your nose or mouth.
The CDC recommends children under 2 or anyone who can’t remove the covering themselves do not wear face coverings.
Patients are asked to only bring one visitor with them to their appointments and no children are allowed in the clinic at this time.
We are asking that patients call to reschedule routine visits, initial office visits to establish care and routine post partum checks until after May 4th. (We will be reaching out to you, too!)
Continue to use "social distancing" in our waiting room and sit least 6 feet apart.
Hand-washing remains the best and most effective way to limit exposure.