The pandemic involving COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) is affecting all of us in many ways. If we can all do our part, we can overcome this together.
As the pandemic continues, our office has received many calls wondering if we are still open. The answer is yes!
Chiropractors are considered essential providers that can help reduce the stress on hospitals and medical clinics by helping the public with any musculoskeletal issues during this time. For this reason, the Washington State Department of Health has allowed chiropractors to remain open during the pandemic. Additionally, Governor Jay Inslee’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order issued 3/23/2020 continues to include alternative medicine as essential.
Our staff and your health and well-being is always the priority. To ensure your safety and to do our part in reducing the spread of this virus, our team has been working hard to provide a safe and sanitized environment for our patients and staff. We are following CDC and Washington State Department of Health guidelines and we are taking additional precautions to keep you safe. These include:
All high-touch areas of our office (adjustment, massage, & reception areas, counters, pens, and door handles, etc) are disinfected multiple times a day.
We have removed items that are difficult to sanitize such as books, newsletters, brochures, and children’s toys.
We are socially distancing by spacing out our team members and limiting the number of patients that are allowed into the clinic at one time. We have closed our reception area seating and ask that patients remain outside until their scheduled treatment time.
We offer individual treatment rooms for every patient. You will not share a large room where multiple patients are seen.
Employees experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness (low grade fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat) are being asked to stay home for extended periods of time until they are symptom free or provide a negative COVID test.
Patients experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness are asked to contact our office to reschedule their appointment(s) and seek medical help.
Every patient and employee that enters the clinic will first have a forehead temperature check and be asked to review a list of possible symptoms. Those with no fever and no symptoms will be allowed to enter the clinic.
All employees and all patients will need to wear a mask while inside the clinic. This includes our chiropractors and massage therapists.
Between every patient encounter, the treatment room will be sanitized and wiped down.
Hand sanitizer and masks are available throughout the clinic.
Thank you for being patient with us as we use these safety precautions to keep you healthy and safe. By each doing our part, we can beat this pandemic!