Greetings and I hope this message finds you healthy in the midst of this pandemic which has radically changed all of our lives now and for the foreseeable future.
Our offices have been closed now for just over a month as we have assessed the biology of this virus, its impact on our health, and our response to slow its spread to keep our families and community safe. While the data regarding health implications in communities around the world have been extremely variable the impact of the virus in orange county has been relatively tame compared to other communities and we can now begin to plan our re-opening and serving our community again.
We are taking a number of steps to ensure safety for both patients and staff as we navigate the changes required to achieve our goal of providing the best aesthetic outcomes in a safe, comfortable environment. We developed a comprehensive infection control plan based upon the guidelines used within our surgical facility and recommended by both CMS and the CDC.
Extra precautions we are taking:
- Maintaining social distancing
- Screening all staff members daily for COVID-19 symptoms
- Screening all patients prior to entry into our facilities
- Limiting the amount of people in our office
- Sanitizing all surfaces after each interaction
- Masks or facial coverings for all people in our offices
- Adherence to the strict Medicare standards for PPE
We are enthusiastically looking forward to our reopening, beginning with a limited surgery schedule and expanding to include our numerous options for both non-surgical aesthetics and skincare services.
We will continue to monitor the progress of our efforts and increase capacity as the safety and needs of our patients dictates. As more widespread testing becomes available outside of the acute care setting, we anticipate resuming full schedules , while indefinitely maintaining procedures that mitigate the spread of this virus.
We look forward to seeing all of you as we work together to be safe and healthy.