As of September 14, 2020, these will be our future hours:
Monday 8:30 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 12 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 2:30 pm to 6 pm
All of us are in unknown territory right now and here at Desmarais Chiropractic, we are doing our best to stay on top of the COVID-19 updates as they occur. We will remain open with weekly updated business hours through this “shelter in place” that San Mateo County called into effect as of midnight, March 17, 2020.
In the interest of safety of our patients and staff, we have implemented additional guidelines at the office:
- Patients will verbally check-in at front desk (no longer needing to sign-in at iPad) the patient will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer (located at the front desk) to keep a clean environment
-At check-out, patients paying with credit card, will no longer need to sign for the transaction, but will be provided a receipt to confirm the amount being charged
- The front door of our office building has an easy handicap push button, so patients do not need to touch door handle when entering the building
- Our office door will remain open during office hours to prevent any unnecessary touching of door handle
- Signage is placed in front office building, hallway and front door stating if patient has symptoms of fever, SOB or has traveled recently to not enter the office to prevent spread
- Cotton table runner needs to be on front desk while patient’s check-in, at lunch, table runner placed in ozone machine for sanitation and the 2nd cotton table runner will be placed for the afternoon
- All reading material including magazines, have been removed from waiting room
- Waiting room chair handles, are to be wiped down often during office hours
- Bathroom door in office building are taped open, patient does not need a key and may push the door open
- In between EVERY patient, tables and chair handles must be thoroughly sanitized and wiped down prior to next patient
- Longer face sheets are placed on table prior to adjustment, to cover more table area being touched and to prevent using headrest rolls
- In between EVERY patient, Dr. Desmarais will use hand sanitizer or wash hands in between patients
What we ask of our patients, please if you are exhibiting any signs of illness, consult your MD. Children are always welcome in our office but it is imperative that they refrain from touching anything in our office as to protect all patients. We ask that you and your children please be mindful of this as this outbreak is occurring. For additional information on the Corona Virus/ COVID – 19, the CDC is your most up to date source for information and a broader perspective would be the WHO.
Symptoms of COVID-19 Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people infected with the virus have reported experiencing other non-respiratory symptoms. Other people, referred to as asymptomatic cases, have experienced no symptoms at all. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
How COVID-19 Spreads Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, including:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads. People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (i.e., experiencing fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this type of asymptomatic transmission with this new coronavirus, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Although the United States has implemented public health measures to limit the spread of the virus, it is likely that some person-to-person transmission will continue to occur.