COVID-19 Awareness in our office:

 

Dear Patients,

 

Our office remains steadfast in our devotion to ensuring optimum health and safety during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) scare. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving developments related to COVID-19.

We look to the WHO and CDC to help guide us with safety practices as COVID-19 becomes becomes more locally widespread.

 

Please read the notice below regarding our current office safety protocols during this pandemic. As news regarding COVID-19 evolves, we will modify our protocols accordingly and will consider temporarily closing if need be.

 Do not come in to the office with these symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath

 

 

2. If you have recently traveled anywhere by plane, please wait 2 weeks without symptoms before coming into our office

 

3. If you have been around someone with questionable exposure, please wait 2 weeks without symptoms before coming into our office

 

4. To maintain cleanliness and sanitation in our office the following procedures are being implemented (most have always been implements but just being more diligent and adding frequency to our usual cleanliness guidelines)

  • All common surfaces are sanitized multiple times throughout the day

  • We are washing our hands between each patient as usual

  • The rooms are thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day and aired out overnight

  • We are limiting the amount of people in the waiting room and may ask you to wait in your car until your scheduled appointment time


 

5. The CDC advises the following to reduce the  chances of contracting and spreading the virus

  • Wash your hands often throughout the day, front, back and between your fingers

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 – 30 seconds. This is more effective than commercial hand sanitizers

  • Do not touch your face

  • Do not cough into your hand, use your inner elbow or tissue, and wash your hands thoroughly after

  • If you develop a fever, cough, headache, or shortness of breath you may need to be tested. Calling your local hospital ahead of time to assure that they can perform the COVID-19 test may be prudent

  • Learn what precautions you can take towards preventing the Coronavirus

    • Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at
      1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line

    Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 

  • Or visit https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

  • It’s always better to be safe then spread any virus unnecessarily

  • Carry antiseptic hand-sanitizer and use it throughout the day if you do not have access to soap and water

 

 

Thank you for the partnership in your health and well-being.

 

Dr. Naomi Hillel & Staff