What we're doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Garden OB/GYN has been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it impacts our patients and communities. We are trying to flatten the curve by doing our part in continuously disinfecting our facilities. The health and well-being of our patients, plus your families, and our staff has and will always be a number one priority. We are taking extra precautions to further stop the spread of the virus.
Our offices are still open and it is safe to come in for your consultations and appointments. The CDC has advised us to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily including doorknobs, light switches, phones, and much more. Our offices are fully stocked with supplies that our staff can use to keep themselves and our patients safe and prevent the spread. We are using solutions with at least 60% alcohol content to ensure that surfaces are in fact disinfected.
The virus is mainly spread from person-to-person that are within 6 feet of each other. When an infected person or carrier coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets are produced and could land in a near-by person's mouth, nose, or possibly inhaled through the lungs. We are therefore asking patients who are feeling sick, may have the symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently come in contact with an infected individual, to stay home. We are also screening each and every patient, as well as any family who accompany them (which we are limiting to 1 guest maxiumum), during check-in for the virus' symptoms or for potential recent contact with an infected person in order to keep everyone safe. These extra precautionary steps will help keep our patients and the Garden family safe.
The CDC recommends the following steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19:
- Washing your hands as often as possible with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Practice social distancing
The best thing you could do to help flatten the curve is to stay at home whenever possible, avoid contact with people, and if you absolutely must leave your house, stay at least 6 feet away from others. We are all in this together and it is up to us all to do our part in flattening the curve.
Here are some pictures from our freshly disinfected office!