Clinic updates in response to COVID-19
Dear Clients and Community,
The last couple of weeks have taken the world by surprise, as we are trying to navigate the unprecedented challenges caused by the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Early last week I moved my patient care to online appointments, to adhere with the public health recommendations to increase our social distance.
As a healthcare provider, I want to prioritize patient safety, while continuing to support your health and wellbeing. It is important to me that we continue to stay in communication, that your health remains a priority and that you have continuity of care.
I am using a PIPA (personal information protection act) compliant telemedicine (videoconference) platform. This allows us to discuss your health, goals and progress, all from the comfort and safety of your home.
I am here to support you during this challenging time. This has been an angst-provoking period for many people. We are navigating challenges that we have yet to face as a society, and each day we are asked to adjust our behaviour to minimize the spread of this virus.
I urge you to listen to our Public Health Authorities and their recommendations. While there is a lot of information circulating around the internet, there are trusted and accurate sources. For additional information about COVID-19, please access the below resources:
I am also here to answer questions or direct you to the appropriate resources. I will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
Social distancing and proper hygiene (hand washing) are two of the most important measures to take to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This means making changes in your everyday routine to minimize close contact with others, including:
- Avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings
- Avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes
- Limiting contact with people at higher risk like older adults and those in poor health
- Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms-length (approximately 2 meters) from others
Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds can help reduce the risk of infection.
It is essential that we work together to minimize the risks to our community. Be brave, be kind, and despite social distancing, stay connected.
In the upcoming week, I will be writing about ways to help manage the stress, the change in lifestyle and your health in light of COVID-19.
Wishing you health,
Sarah Nyrose (ND)