Our office is open and we are doing our best to keep you safe.
For your health and safety, we have added extra infection control precautions. Here’s what you can expect when you come to the office:
- We ask that all patients notify us if anyone in the household has had direct exposure with COVID-19 or are experiencing any symptoms. We will reschedule anyone who is experiencing symptoms or has been in contact with a COVID-19 case to avoid exposure in the office.
- We are limiting the number of patients that we are scheduling and staggering appointments. This will minimize the number of people in the office so we can do our best to comply with social distancing and to give our team time to disinfect between patients thoroughly.
- Please keep this in mind when you are scheduling an appointment for your child as the availability will be more limited than normal.
- We ask that only one parent accompany a child to their appointment if possible. We understand that this may not always be possible, but we ask that families try to avoid bringing additional people to help us better maintain social distancing.
- All parents must arrive at the office wearing a mask or face covering. This is still the recommendation of Mayor Cooper in public settings, and we are complying with all recommendations. We do NOT have enough masks to provide these, so it is imperative that you arrive at the office wearing your own, or you will not be allowed to enter the office.
- The temperature of every patient and parent will be taken and recorded as soon as they come into the office.
- Patients and parents will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when arriving at the office.
As a team, we are also taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and well being of ourselves and those around us. This includes:
- Staff screening: All staff members have their temperature taken daily when they arrive at the office. Staff is required to stay home if they have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 cases or if they have a fever, cough, or COVID symptoms.
- Extra PPE (personal protective equipment): All team members will wear a face mask at all times. Clinical team members will wear additional PPE, including an N95 mask or Level 3 mask, face shield, and disposable gowns during aerosol producing procedures.
- After every patient, the office is thoroughly sanitized. High touch surfaces such as door handles are repeatedly sanitized throughout the day as well as after every patient encounter.
- All team members practice more frequent hand washing.
- All team members have now had access to the COVID Vaccine and most of our staff is fully vaccinated.
Please know that we are taking every precaution we possibly can, as well as following all of the most up-to-date recommendations from the CDC and OSHA to ensure the safety of our patients and our team.
- –Dr. Brittany and the GHPD Team