Dear ATS Patients,
I know that you all are thinking about safety during the current coronavirus spread. I am writing today not to alarm you, but to put you more at ease in knowing the steps we are taking at ATS to keep you safe and healthy. The virus is likely to cause only mild symptoms in most of us, but it is crucial that we all do our part in preventing its spread.
CLEANING AT ATS
As always, the staff will be thoroughly washing hands before each patient but will also have hand sanitizer for additional use . We will be thorough in cleaning the rooms including furniture, doorknobs and between each patient by using disinfectants to reduce risk of exposure.
ILLNESS AT ATS
Staff will be checking themselves for fever or symptoms and will take time away from clinic as warranted.
We also have hand sanitizer available or you can use the bathroom sink to wash with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
Please stay home if you have a dry cough, shortness of breath or have had a fever in the past 21 days.
If you become exposed to anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we humbly ask that you not come in, (and consider self-quarantine) for 21 days. While many are advising 14 days, there are cases of people spreading it up to 21 days.
LIFESTYLE AND SUPPLEMENTS TIPS TO BOOST IMMUNITY
Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Sleep deprivation, stress, excess alcohol or caffeine all decrease immune function. Set yourself up for success with good self-care. Nourish your body with healthy whole foods and drink plenty of fluids.
Consider stocking up on healthful pantry items such as frozen veggies and berries, frozen meats, poultry and fish, bone broth, soup, nuts, seeds, canned beans, grains and teas in case you need to spend an extended time at home.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate implementing best practices during this time. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
John P. Crum LCPC