Covid-19 Update and Our Clinic
Covid-19 Update and Our Clinic
Important Corona Virus Update
Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office. For more information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE LINA HIDALGO ORDER REGARDING MANDATORY FACE MASKS
For everyone's health and safety, all employees or visitors:
** MUST wear a face covering;
**MUST maintain social distance (6ft or 2m) from other customers and staff
**CANNOT enter if they are feeling sick
Exceptions to Face Covering Policy:
*Customer is below age 10
*When consuming food or drink provided by the business
*When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk
*While in a building or activity that requires security surveillance or screening, for example, banks
*When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside
*While pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment
*Businesses who do not adhere to the order can be fined $1,000 per violation.
For more information please visit readyharris.org.
Katy Psychiatry is making every effort to avoid inciting unnecessary panic or anxiety among our patients and families. We are taking every measure to protect them and our staff during this dynamic situation. We are closely monitoring information provided by key government, regulatory and local entities. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff and our community, the following have been implemented:
A. Clinical Services and Treatment
Our clinic is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and staff. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
We have implemented additional training for all employees on hand washing and hand sanitizing, and strict employee and patient compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.
We have increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitizing of our facility, including intake rooms, surfaces and common areas.
B. Prevention & Telemedicine
If you are experiencing ANY respiratory (cough, sneezing, sore throat), or fever symptoms please do not attempt to come into the clinic. Please call our office and we will reschedule your appointment to the next available appointment date and time or we can arrange a telemedicine visit with one of our providers. For insured patients, telemedicine visits may be covered by your plan. Please call the clinic for details.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Recommendations
The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures such as:
1. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
2. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
3. Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
4. Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
5. The CDC strongly recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
6. For more information regarding protective measures and guidelines from the CDC go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
All of us here at Katy Psychiatry appreciate our patients and the trust you have put in us through this difficult time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak with one of our administrative staff.