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CONTINUOUSLY SANITIZED OFFICE

We at SunCoast SpineCare , LLC have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving developments relating to the Coronavirus. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our Patients and Staff and want to let you know the precautions we are taking at this time.

-First, we’re responding to the most updated reports from the CDC and from state and local government agencies.

-We have significantly increased the frequency of cleaning all of our facilities, with particular attention to patient check-in clipboards, counter tops, exam chairs, bathroom facilities, door handles, seat arms and all points of common contact.

-We’ve increased signage around our facilities and are screening patients for risk factors.

-We are asking our staff to please stay home if they have a cough, cold or fever of any kind, or if they think that they may have been exposed to the virus.

-We are asking patients if they have a significant cough, cold and particularly a FEVER and/or have recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran, or they have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact their local emergency room.

We are committed to keeping our facilities as clean and humanly sanitary as possible.

Some helpful reminders for all of us:

-Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and always before eating or drinking. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not practical. Please check out our website for the best hand washing technique: https://www.suncoastspinecare.com/index.php?p=551999

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unwashed hands.

Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it in the trash immediately.

-If you have cold and flu symptoms, or are not feeling well, please stay home/contact ER.

-Get into the habit of carrying disinfecting wipes in your car. When you leave the car, take a wipe and use it on all public surfaces. Although we clean the door knobs and handles throughout the day, it is a good idea to use a wipe or paper towel or back of arm to open the door.

-Definitely carry wipes with you into a restaurant. According to the CDC, coronavirus is not transmitted through food since it is a respiratory infection. However you still want to disinfect the silverware, glasses and anything you touch that was touched by the food handlers and preparers.

-Use credit cards to pay for purchases. If you use cash and are given change, use a wipe to disinfect all coins.

-We have bottles of hand sanitizers at the front desk and checkout desk. Please use them. Only a penny size squirt is necessary. We need to conserve since they are impossible to purchase any more.

We will be taking your temperature when you check in at our office utilizing a non-contact infrared thermometer which is on order.

We are dedicated to providing a safe space for you and your family to receive the finest care, and will continue to monitor this developing situation closely and comply with recommendations and instructions from our local and state health departments.

Sincerely

Dr. Schwartz and staff