If patients have returned from an infected area or caring for another who has been ill and develop a high temperature, cough, or difficulty breathing, do not leave your home until you have been given advice by your healthcare physician.
Dermatology Associates of Seattle have taken precautions, which include increased environmental sanitization and cleaning, requiring all staff to stay at home when feeling any symptoms of illness.
1: High-risk Candidates are Requested to Stay Home
If you have returned from an affected area in the last two weeks, been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you can schedule an appointment through our secured video chat (Telehealth). More info about Telehealth can be found here.
2: Wash or Sanitize Your Hands
When using hand santizer wet your hands with sanitizing solution throughout and in between fingers. Lather your hands, including the backs, between your fingers, and under your nails and rub in for at least 20 seconds. When washing your hands use hot water and soap and lather for 20 seconds
3: Wear a Face Mask
Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets. It's important to note that germs or virus' still exist on your outer layers of clothing. Please keep this in mind upon removing masks or entering public places.
4: Six Foot Rule
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they release droplets of saliva or mucus. These droplets can fall on people in the vicinity and can be either directly inhaled or picked up on the hands then transferred when someone touches their face, causing infection.
5: It Doesn't Matter if You're Symptom-Free
There is anecdotal evidence that the virus can be spread by people before they have symptoms. Some other illnesses such as flu can be passed from one person to another before symptoms occur – but the extent to which this is happening with the new coronavirus is not well understood yet. It is encouraged that all persons, regardless of symptoms, should always cover their cough and wash your hands frequently.
6: CDC Guidelines Made Available to All Visitors
We have made CDC guidelines, masks, facial tissues, and hand sanitizer available to every visitor to our clinic. Printed versions are available upon request for your take-home reference. Please ask our receptionist for a print copy. You can view CDC guidelines electronically by clicking here.
Yes, we are still taking in-person appointments
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In accordance with our patient expectations, our clinic and our medical personnel are completing the following guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients and staff:
1: Medical Staff Health Monitoring
We are checking the temperature of every employee prior to their shift
2: Clinic Cleanling Frequency
We have increased the frequency that we clean all touchable surfaces (handles, countertops, chair arms, etc.) after each patient visit.
3: Staff Distancing
We self-govern a 6ft rule between staff and with patients as much possible during patient visits.
6: Entire-Clinic Sanitization
We constantly sanitize and clean all surfaces, touch surfaces, etc in our labs, clinic offices, observation rooms, procedure rooms, conference offices, kitchen, etc (standard practice, but we have increased the frequency).
Getting the Facts:
We are actively staying up to date (by the minute) with CDC guidelines on prevention for this current outbreak.
Know the facts, download them here directly from the CDC every day.