Coronavirus 2019/COVID-19 Policy
Updated March 16, 2020
To Our Patients and their Families:
Your safety and well being remains our highest priority.
We are dedicated to staying informed regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). To this end, we are continually reviewing information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and NH Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Our office continues to operate with its high level of infection control protocols to ensure your safety and that of our employees.
We are asking our patients and employees with a cough, shortness of breath, fever, or any flu like symptoms, to stay home and seek advice by calling your healthcare provider.
We recommend that all households also have a working digital thermometer.
Patients who have recently been out of the continental United States or have been in contact with someone who has recently been ill or diagnosed with a coronavirus infection and have an upcoming appointment should contact the office for a risk assessment and may be required to reschedule to a later date.
As recommended by the CDC, if you have a simple upper respiratory infection (runny nose, head congestion, no cough, and no fever) we also ask that you also reschedule your office visit or procedure for several weeks in the future and talk to your PCP about which standard medical treatment options are best suited to your condition such as rest, fluids, antihistamines, decongestants, steam baths, and saline nasal spray, etc….
Anyone entering the practice will be required to use the provided hand sanitizer upon arrival.
We have reinforced our surface disinfection to include door handles/knobs, pens and other commonly touched surfaces, several times a day. The magazines in our waiting areas will be unavailable temporarily.
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Stay home when you are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
• Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Portsmouth Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 603-436-3608 and speak with a member of our patient care team.