As you all know, the state of Colorado has declared a state of emergency over the global COVID 19 pandemic, which is currently seeing the beginning of community spread in our state.
We are very concerned with the spread of this virus and keeping our clients safe. Generally speaking, when clients are ill I tell them to come in and be seen because acupuncture and herbal therapies can be beneficial for healing colds and flu.
However, given the virulence of COVID 19, I am asking that if you are showing signs and symptoms of cold and flu OR have been around other individuals who have that you stay home for at least 2 weeks prior to coming in to receive treatment. You should follow up with your primary care and follow procedures for being tested for the COVID 19 virus if you fear you may be exposed. The state has a mobile test site, and is working on increasing the availability of testing (you will need a doctors referral to be tested.)
It was a difficult decision to decide to do this, but I am very concerned with keeping everyone in the mountain phoenix community safe.
We are currently following all our normal preventative measures which include handwashing cleaning surfaces in the clinic continuously throughout the day.
For more updated information about COVID 19, you may visit the links below.
We want to remind our clients to continue doing their due diligence in preventing the spread of this virus. Things you can do for personal protection include:
*Washing hands regularly– Hands should be washed for 20+ seconds
*Keeping your hands away from your face (Especially eyes, nose, throat).
*Limiting your exposure to others through social distancing methods. (This disease spreads through respiratory droplets, a distance of 6 feet is recommended).
*Keeping surfaces in your work/home areas clean
*If you are sick or proximal to someone who is sick, please keep yourself away from the public and other individuals for 2 weeks. This virus has an incubation period of 14 days, and can spread even before people are showing symptoms.
Additionally, you should also follow your normal procedures for caring for yourself, such as eating a healthy diet that supports your constitution, resting, and drinking fluids.