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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What We Know and What We are Doing

March 13, 2020

 

To Our Valued Patients/Clients:

 

COVID-19 is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. A health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care, including options for testing, while minimizing the risk of exposing others. While overall risk of catching the disease is low, our professional physical therapy and performance team at ProSport follows every precaution for reducing the spread of infectious diseases at all times, not just during periods of high risk. Our teams are closely monitoring developments on the outbreak and are taking the appropriate steps - consistent with CDC and WHO recommendations - to help support the ongoing health and safety of our employees, patients and clients. Rest assured, all surfaces and equipment used have always and will continue to be disinfected after each patient encounter, an on-going protocol through our “wash-in wash-out” program.

 

In accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we are advised to screen all patients/clients for recent travel to any location confirmed by the CDC to have confirmed cases of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Any travel completed between December and now is considered recent travel. If a patient/client reports that at least two weeks have passed since their return from one of the CDC-reported countries and no symptoms have presented, our physical therapy and performance team can proceed with the appointment. We also advise patients/clients who are experiencing acute respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, to remain home and reschedule appointments.

 

Rest assure, your ProSport team values your health and is always diligent in disinfecting our clinics, bathrooms, equipment, turf, and most importantly ourselves.

 

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.

• Sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time. Alcohol gel

  works well in most situations (like after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your

  nose), but hand washing with soap and water should be performed after

  going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  (putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs)

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

• Stay home when you are sick

• Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning

  spray or wipe

• Avoid travel to high-risk countries

 

The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website, which is being updated frequently.

 

Based on the guidance we've received from various health agencies, our own preparedness and the current state of our operations, we are confident our clinics and performance centers continue to be safe, and we remain open for business.

 

Yours in good health,

Your ProSport Physical Therapy & Performance Team

Joe Donohue, PT CEO  |  Dr. Carlos Prietto, Chief Medical Officer

 

 

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