Your overall health and wellness has always been our highest priority. We appreciate the growing concern with COVID-19 within our communities. After evaluating the most current information and reviewing all published guidelines, we remain confident in our ability to provide chiropractic care in a safe and healthy environment at Sauk Prairie Chiropractic, LLC and Waunakee Chiropractic, LLC.
First, as healthcare facilities and providers (as defined in state statute Chapter 146), chiropractic clinics are exempt from the emergency order issued by Gov. Evers on March 17, 2020.
Second, during this time the medical community is being overwhelmed with issues related to COVID-19. This office is competent to handle many types of orthopedic pain issues and trauma. It would lessen the burden to local medical facilities and reduce your risk of exposure to possible infection to consider evaluation and care recommendations from our offices. In the event that a higher level of care is necessary we would, obviously, immediately refer you to the most convenient local facility. Otherwise, conservative therapy options would be available for most typical pain issues from these offices.
Finally, we have implemented the following additional precautions and recommendations to our patients and staff members in light of COVID-19.
1. We recommend any patient stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough and shortness of breath). If you have been in contact with someone that has been tested positive or have recently traveled to areas with high Coronavirus infection rates we also ask that you stay home. If any of these situations apply we will, obviously, help you with rescheduling of your appointments. If you are uncertain, please call our office prior to your appointment.
2. We will maintain a clean and safe environment and continue to comply with OSHA and CDC infection control guidelines. We have standard protocols in place to disinfect surfaces and patient contact areas. We have reviewed the procedures for proper hand hygiene, reinforced their importance, and encouraged accountability of staff members. We have expanded and increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all common areas and facilities. We have temporarily removed items that pose a risk for cross-contamination (e.g. magazines, toys, and books) from our common areas.
3. We support a healthy work environment for our employees. We have requested our staff to not be present at our office if they are experiencing symptoms. We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and various chiropractic associations and will continue to seek guidance from these agencies and local public health officials. With new information, we will make the necessary adjustments to our operations and will keep you informed of any changes. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in the care you receive at Sauk Prairie Chiropractic, LLC and Waunakee Chiropractic, LLC. If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch.
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