COVID-19 INFECTION CONTROL POLICY- The patient care environment throughout our facility will be maintained in a state of cleanliness per CDC health facility guidelines and meet all available professional standards, including ultraviolet air purification, in order to protect our patient population and healthcare personnel from potentially infectious microorganisms. Environmental cleaning is a team effort, both before and after each patient encounter. All office personnel responsible for cleaning the environment and equipment have received education and training on proper environmental cleaning and disinfection methods, agent use and selection, and safety precautions. In the spirit of Colorado Governor Jared Polis' Executive Order D 2020 009 as well as the most recent April 26, 2020 Governor Polis signed Executive Orders D2020 044 "Safer at home" and 045 "Permitting the Limited Re-Commencement of Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures in Colorado". Further, Public Health Order 20-28 pertaining to the "Safer at Home" Executive Order became effective on Monday, April 27, 2020, no non-essential or wellness based healthcare procedures were being provided. Patient inquires are triaged by telephone or prior to entering the patient areas of the office and NO active or suspect COVID-19 cases (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other suspect respiratory complaints) will be accepted but are referred to their respective PCP for further evaluation. Additionally, as of June 1, 2020, Governor Polis has amended the "Safer at home" orders and all pre-screened patients can now be seen in-office and they are asked to be masked, sign a health declaration and understanding form regarding ANY possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus in the last twenty-one (21) days. They must also submit to having their temperature taken before any care is administered.
More recently, Governor Polis further amending and extend Executive Orders D 2020 039, D 2020 067, D 2020 092, and D 2020 110 ordering individuals in Colorado to wear Non-Medical face coverings when public places or spaces. Lastly, we are scheduling only two in-office patient at a time to comply with appropriate social distancing guidelines and avoid any unnecessary patient-to-patient contact and to allow time for our staff to disinfect all touch-points and the appropriate clinical equipment and areas of the office following each patient visit.