Safety GuidelinesPosted: Apr 21 in coronavirus by Dr. Lazarus
Updated June 9th, 2020
Symptoms of Coronavirus can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include:
-Fever or Chills
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Muscle or Body Aches
-New loss of taste or smell
-Congestion or runny nose
-Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
If you have had an exposure to coronavirus in the past 2 weeks, or if you have any of the above symptoms, please perform your visits at CNC via tele-health (or reschedule) until at least 2 weeks after symptoms first appear and at least 72 hours of no elevated temperature.
We are following the following procedures for in-office visits. Your compliance with these policies is greatly appreciated and has been implemented to protect the safety of our patients, staff, and to comply with Colorado State regulations:
- You will be required to wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose while in our clinic. A homemade cloth cover is fine. Our staff will wear face masks too. If you do not bring a face mask, we are happy to provide one for you.
- Physical distancing. Stay 6 feet from other people during your visit whenever possible.
- Only the entryway on the southwest will be open (the direct entrance to the clinic)
- Your temperature will be checked when you enter the clinic. People with an elevated temperature will not be allowed to enter the clinic.
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands upon entry.
- If you are a member of a high risk group (age > 65, lung problems like asthma, hypertension, diabetes, BMI over 40, etc.) it is strongly encouraged to continue tele-health visits for now.
- If you have any upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, (see above for a full list) do not enter Clinical Nutrition Center, and please perform visits via tele-health for at least 2 weeks, and until no fevers for at least 72 hours.
- If you have had confirmed or suspected coronavirus infection, please do not come to the clinic for at least 2 weeks, and until your symptoms have improved and you have had no fevers for at least 72 hours.
- We are not equipped to test for acute coronavirus infection, nor to offer treatment. If you are concerned you are currently experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider for instructions, or if your symptoms are severe, your urgent care center or emergency room.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but thank you for helping keep our clinic safe – for yourself, and for our staff and patients. We look forward to seeing you soon!