PATIENT NOTICE ON CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
Dr. Runne and Dr. Madsen have decided to close our office through May 30th to all elective dental treatment except dental emergencies. Our non-clinical staff is still available to answer questions, provide information and reschedule appointments. We do this out of respect for our families and our community and will update you when our local situation changes.
Stay positive and stay healthy.
YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ARE OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY
At all times, we take the highest level of precautions to prevent the spread of infection, including COVID-19. You can learn more about these protocols, as well as how you can help keep yourself and those around you healthy, from the American Dental Association’s website, https://www.cdc.gov/
In addition to the normal universal precautions for sterility that continue to be observed in our office, we are taking additional steps to protect you and our community.
· The waiting room and public spaces are sanitized 3-4 times per day. This includes wiping down all hard surfaces, chairs, doorknobs, pens, etc. with disinfection wipes.
· All patient contact items such as magazines and books, have been removed from the waiting room.
· Mandatory patient hand washing when entering the office and temperatures will be recorded.
· Social distancing - You and your escort to the office may be asked to wait in your car rather than our waiting room prior to your appointment time.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or if you or those you are in close contact with have been exposed to the new coronavirus, contact our office and we will assist you with rescheduling your appointment for a later date to make sure you are free of COVID-19 symptoms. If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to a country with outbreaks of COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days before making an appointment to make sure you are free of COVID-19 symptoms.
We will continue to closely monitor updates from the CDC, the ADA, the World Health Organization and our state officials. In the event of new information, we will keep you informed of changes to our procedures or appointments.