To our valued patients,
Please read this message in its entirety as it specifically pertains to our office. Information is changing on a daily basis, and we will keep you updated on any new developments that may require changes in protocols that we need to make based on advice and guidelines from the appropriate federal and state agencies.
COVID-19 is in the news everywhere and we are closely monitoring the situation.
At this time, our office hours are limited as we are only scheduling patients with any emergency, urgent or essential matter. The well-being of our patients, team and community is of paramount importance.
We already, as a daily practice, assure standard precautions as outlined by Cal-OSHA and CDC standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one priority. Our high standard of care ensures your trust and safety is never compromised. In addition, we are taking extra precautionary to further ensure patient and team safety.
-We ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to your scheduled office visit to just the patient and parent/guardian. Please try to not bring any additional adults or children that are not being seen for a scheduled appointment.
-In compliance with the recommendations of the CDC, we ask that you please stay home to prevent spreading to others. If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, we require that you reschedule your appointment.
We continue to uphold hand-washing and hand sanitizing guidelines and are increasing cleaning practices throughout the office. Reception room, Exam and treatment rooms continue to be cleaned with extra attention Our goal is to maintain patient safety with minimal disruption of emergency and urgent services to our patients. You can be assured that safety measures at the office of Dr. Michael Skidmore will continue to evolve and we will adjust our protocols as advised as more information develops.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. We look forward to continuing to serve you.
Dr. Skidmore and team