The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics Response to COVID-19
Updated March 22, 2020
At The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, we continue to monitor developments around COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Please be assured that the safety of our patients, employees and visitors remains of utmost priority. As healthcare providers, it is already our standard to utilize infection control best practices in our day to day work.
Proactive actions we are taking:
- Requiring team members to take preventive measures recommended by the CDC to help stop the spread of the virus, including but not limited to: washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding contact with others who are sick, and staying home if sick.
- Provided all of our locations with prescriptive preventive measures and resources, including: facts on the virus, reinforcement of facility cleaning guidelines, guidance on personal protective care and use, and instructions on how to report a COVID-19 exposure.
- Communicating with patients through various channels to ensure rescheduling of appointments so that a patient may seek the appropriate medical attention and care if he/she has a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, has traveled to or had close contact with someone who has traveled to high risk countries or in a high risk manner, or has tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Introduction of Telemedicine
We are now offering Telemedicine (video appointments) for patients who are sick or otherwise unable to see their physician in person during this unprecedented time. As each patient is unique, we will work with you to assess your condition and determine if a video visit is ideal for your particular concern. If you would like to change your appointment from an in-office visit to a video visit please contact your CAO location directly.
If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled with us and have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, have traveled to or had close contact with someone who has traveled to high risk countries or in a high risk manner, or have tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact your CAO location so we can reschedule your appointment for 14 or more days from now. Or, we may contact you to schedule a Telemedicine visit rather than an in-office visit.
Everyone can take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus including:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
Read more about Steps to Prevent Illness from the CDC here.