Covid-19, the Coronavirus | Wichita, KS Health Notice
Covid-19, the Coronavirus. Have you guys heard about this? I do not mean to make light of the situation, and I’m sure this is about the 100th email you’ve gotten regarding this from every business you never knew had your name on their email list, but I felt it was necessary to reach out.
There is a lot of uncertainty and a lot of fear out there in the media, so I just wanted to clear the air as to what we are doing in our office, and what you can do at home during this time.
What we are doing:
- We are open and treating patients during our normal business hours.
- We are stepping up our already rigorous cleaning process. Specifically by disinfecting the table between each patient, and common areas frequently.
- We are recommending those with a cough stay home for a few weeks to avoid potentially bringing it into our clinic.
- We are understanding if you are wanting to temporarily delay care due to safety concerns either for yourself or someone you love.
- We are NOT spreading unnecessary fear. While this virus can be concerning, especially in at-risk populations, the reality is that since we have been following Covid-19, as of now, March 19th, more people have died of the flu than Coronavirus. For the majority of the population under age 65 with no pre-existing conditions, this is a relatively mild virus that does not require drastic measures even in the case of infection. That’s not to say we shouldn’t take it seriously, but we should always look to the facts and not emotion when dealing with something like this.
What YOU can do:
- Wash your hands regularly (a good habit to start anyway)
- Avoid large crowds for the time being
- If you are feeling sick, stay home
- Do not panic. This is not smallpox or ebola. While we need to take precautions to not overwhelm the hospital system, most cases of Covid-19 simply require home quarantine and monitoring of symptoms while it runs its course.
- Stay active. Staying home will cause more people to be sedentary for a while. Be sure to get up and walk. You can even go outside and walk.
- Get adjusted. If you are not sick or experiencing symptoms, you can still get adjusted to ensure you’re moving well and functioning optimally.
- Turn off the news/social media. Being informed is one thing, but do not dwell on the sensationalist news/social media posts.
We will get through all of this together, but while we should take the necessary precautions, it is also necessary that we stay level-headed and do not let fear and uncertainty overwhelm us during these times. God bless.
Yours in health,