As Covid-19 continues in our community, we would like to share with you the steps that we are taking to keep our patients and employees safe. We will be following guidelines set by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. We will continue to monitor the information as it is released.
Although they have lifted the mask mandates in the state and Iowa City, the CDC still requires masks to be worn in healthcare settings. If you do not have a mask with you we will provide you with one.
We are cleaning and disinfecting common areas and “high touch” surfaces several times a day. The adjusting tables, roller tables and therapy benches are cleaned with a disinfectant after each patient. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for use throughout the office. The staff will always wear masks. Plexiglass shields have been installed at the front desk. We are scheduling appointment times to allow us to adequately clean rooms between patients. This scheduling policy will also help to limit the number of people in the office at one time, minimizing everyone’s community exposure. Please understand this will not allow us as much flexibility in our scheduling times, but we will still do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 per the CDC and IDPH recommendations, we do ask that you stay home. We are sure you understand that this is not only for your protection but also for the protection of all our patients and the safety of our staff and community.
Hopefully this will not last long. Our hearts and prayers go out to all, especially those whose families and livelihood will be negatively impacted by this. Every one of us is being affected by this pandemic, but we need to do what is necessary for the greater-good.