Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
Dental professionals are the MOST at-risk profession in the nation. As of 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th, the Governor issued a mandate stating all dental and medical offices are to remain closed until April 24th! As that date draws nearer he will re-evaluate for extension of the closure. We are monitoring the situation diligently and will continue to keep you abreast as these changes are put in place. Additionally, hospitals in the state of Virginia are critically low on supplies and have asked all health care providers to donate what they can in the way of masks, gloves, and disposable gowns. To that end, our office now has a very limited supply of required PPE in our office and we will have to figure out how we will manage our own patients once we’re given the go-ahead to reopen. If you are having a dental emergency, Dr. Dina can be reached via the number on the office voicemail.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, 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 that of our own, once we are able to reopen we will still be asking anyone to reschedule if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms, or if anyone has traveled to any areas within the past 30 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
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. We encourage all of our wonderful patients to use this time to get those pesky home projects completed, reconnect with your children and loved ones, reflect on what you find important in life, and to nail down that flossing regimen! 🙂
Dr. Dina & Taryn-the-Dynamo
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