Our relationship with you is so important to us, we are doing everything we can to continue to serve you well. We’re investing in several enhanced safety protocols. Upon your next visit, you will see some additional safety protocols in place.
The Minnesota Department of Health and Governor Walz has been holding important COVID briefings. With COVID case rates increasing exponentially, the state is asking everyone for increased vigilance.
COVID-19 is an invisible virus and highly contagious before symptoms appear. Unknown community transmission is greatest among 18 to 35-year-olds, which represent many of our patients. To avoid unknown transmission, we are elevating our COVID response plan and safety procedures.
1. In-office visits limited to our patients only.
Just as other healthcare facilities are doing, our office visits will be limited to patients only. We encourage you to bring a cell phone or tablet to your visit so you can conference your partner into the appointment virtually. Guests who arrive with patients will be asked to wait in the car or outside our office during the appointment.
2. Enhanced screening procedures.
When you check-in for your appointment we will ask you to complete and sign a COVID-19 screening form, which will ask you to confirm:
You are free of COVID-related symptoms such as a fever of 100 or higher, new onset cough, or shortness of breath.
You have not tested positive or have a pending test for COVID.
No members of your household are experiencing COVID-related symptoms or waiting on a COVID test.
Have not had close contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has tested positive for COVID or is awaiting results of a COVID test.
3. More telehealth visits.
If you are not comfortable coming into the office, are under quarantine or self-isolation or cannot confirm all items in our screening procedures, we are happy to schedule a telehealth visit for your appointment.
As your healthcare providers, your health and wellbeing are our top concern! We have watched the spread of this pandemic since its discovery earlier this year. We have also monitored professional medical updates and public health advisories. We are approaching what epidemiologists call the darkest period of this pandemic over the next 6-12 weeks. We encourage you to take care of yourself and protect your loved ones by:
- Staying home when you can. Much like we did in March-May, limit going out for essential trips only.
- Get tested if you believe you may have been in close contact or are experiencing any symptoms.
- Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash hands often.
To see all COVID-19 information, including updates, we have put together this COVID-10 awareness page.