03/09/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) MDP Update

March 9, 2020

Good morning team,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on COVID-19. Over the last week there have been cases confirmed in some of our regions. However the CDC has continued to say that “For most of the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.”

 At this point we have decided NOT to limit travel for our company. However, if you are not comfortable traveling please notify your direct report so that we can make alternative plans.

As you may have seen in a recent email from Tabby our supply of masks from Patterson is limited. Please be conscientious of mask usage.

A few other recommendations

  • If any team member is experiencing flu-like symptoms please stay home from work.
  • If patients report flu-like symptoms please request that they reschedule non-emergent care.
  • Please remember to ask patients if there have been any changes to their medical history since the last visit.
  • Please be vigilant about Standard precautions including PPE, disinfection and hand washing. This is the #1 thing we can do to prevent the spread of this (and other) disease.

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