We hope you and your family in good health. A few months ago, who could have predicted that the world would be united in a common effort to defeat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The loss of life, feelings of isolation, anxiety and loneliness combine with concerns about health and fears of economic uncertainty. As the struggle continues, a total commitment to the health and safety of our patients and community remains our top priority. In recognition of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we realize our patients have questions. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. 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 have a fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, and/or other flu-like symptoms, or if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you have symptoms or are concerned you may have been exposed, please contact your primary care provider.
As dedicated health care professionals, we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. The office employs daily staff screening and temperature checks. Our practice strictly adheres to CDC and OSHA standards for infection control by utilizing proper hand washing techniques, wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, employing environmental controls, and more.
We are scheduling appointments, after appropriate screening, and to assure access for necessary care. During the pandemic, if an office visit is planned, all patients are limited to one accompanying responsible adult family member or friend. Please wear a mask or suitable facial covering, as directed by the CDC, when entering the office. Upon entering the office, please help yourself to hand sanitizer and to avoid spreading germs, please resist any urge to touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth and especially avoid putting your fingers in your mouth. We are employing an “extended waiting room” by having patients and/or guests wait in their vehicles to be contacted by mobile phone when it is their time to return or be treated. Depending on patient and appointment specifics, COVID-19 testing may be required.
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. As always, our office looks forward to providing high quality medical, dental & facial surgical care for our patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office, and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you.
Dr. Joseph Fantuzzo and Staff
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