COVID-19 Response Plan

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Michigan is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person to person caused by coronavirus. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in adults 65 years and older and people of any age with serious underlying medical problems.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads.

There are ways to help slow the spread, and everyone can do their part to help respond to this public health threat by following CDC recommendations:

  • Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based (>60%) rub frequently and not touching your face.

  • Wear a face covering in public settings to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others in case you are infected but do not have symptoms.

  • Stay home if you are sick, or if someone in your household is sick.

How to Wear a Face Covering:

  • The top of the covering is positioned just below the eyes and the bottom extends down to cover the chin.

  • The visible side of the covering extends to cover approximately half of the individual’s cheek.

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  • Be secured with ties or ear loops

Watch for symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever (above 100 degrees)

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Office Procedures:

Due to the increase of documented cases of COVID-19, we want to make you aware of steps we are implementing in our office. The safety and health of our patients is the top priority to us.

  • If staff is sick or exposed, they are required to inform the doctor immediately and stay home.

  • Patients may be screened with the provided COVID-19 questionnaire about health, travel, and risk exposure upon scheduling and upon entering the office.

  • Schedule of cleaning with bleach and other EPA-approved cleaners of counter tops, computers, door handles and telephones, etc.

  • Chairs have been separated to conform for social distancing

  • There is a barrier between the lobby and the front desk, providing separation and protection of staff and patients.

Out of consideration for all the patients and staff (some who may be at greater risks from the virus), we respectfully ask that if patients/family members have had any respiratory illness or flu-like symptoms to please notify our office in advance to reschedule your appointments.

We also ask that if you have traveled outside the state or country in the last 14 days, have or have had contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please call our office to reschedule. If you have a fever, difficulty breathing, or cough, please call your primary care provider for emergency care and reschedule your appointment here.

Please stay updated by checking our Facebook page often.

Stay healthy and Stay positive. – Portage Chiropractic & Wellness Center