Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19
As a precaution during the spread of coronavirus infections around the country we would like you to be familiar with the current recommendations from the Arizona Department of Health:
Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Patients are to be told ahead of time not to bring a visitor or child to the appointment unless there is a disability which necessitates a support person.
CDC officials also recommend that those who have returned from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan or other areas where a travel advisory has been issued, and is experiencing respiratory issues, to seek medical attention.
If you are ill with symptoms of flu, PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE where you might spread infection.
We have a large population of pregnant women in our waiting rooms and strive to protect them from respiratory illnesses because respiratory infections can be much more serious in pregnant women. Genesis OB\GYN also asks that only Patient's and care givers attend appointments at this time. Family members, children and guest are formally requested to stay at home to limit the unnecessary risk of exposure.
It would be best for all patients, including pregnant patients, to call your primary care physician or the health department to be tested for flu and coronavirus if they deem appropriate in your case.
As an additional precaution we have instructed our staff to prop open the entry doors to the office in those offices that have entrances from an interior lobby, so you do not need to touch the door handle to enter or exit. Please use the open doorway for entry and exit.
As soon as we have availability, we will install hand sanitizer stations at the entry to each office lobby. Please use them before you enter or touch door handles so we can try as best we can to prevent contamination of hardware, pens, clipboards, etc. that are used in the office by all patients.
Our staff and cleaning service have been instructed to sanitize work areas and exam rooms and door handles on a more rigorous schedule. We are very proud of the usual condition and cleanliness of our offices, however, we will be enhancing the frequency and quality of the cleaning process to protect our staff and patients to the best of our ability.
Thank you for your support and understanding. We will keep you informed as conditions and recommendations change.