Coronavirus Scottsdale – Preparedness Plan and How to Protect Yourself
Coronavirus Update: Appointments still continue at NHL.
Here at NHL (National Hair Loss), the health and wellness of our clients and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus and are keeping an eye on official information including guidance published by the CDC and the World Health Organization. We are currently taking additional proactive, preventative measures within our facility to make sure every guest and staff member is protected.
Safe & Preventative Measures
We are still open for business, more than ever committed to providing a safe environment for all patients, and proactively taking measures to mitigate concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with guidance from local and U.S. government health agencies. Rest assured that we implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan designed to help us prevent the spread of the virus to the best of our abilities. Among other things, our plan includes the following:
- Daily/ongoing sanitization of our lobby, exam rooms and other common areas
- Available hand sanitizer and masks for patients and employees
- Employees following best practice infection prevention methods such as hand washing for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitizers more often
New phone and check-in screening processes to proactively identify potentially infected patients
For this plan to be successful, we respectfully ask that you be mindful and call our office to reschedule your appointment if you meet the following high-risk criteria:
- Fever, cough, or shortness of breath
- Recently traveled to a high-risk country: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. Note: This country list is updated regularly by the CDC. Visit their website to see details
Exposed to someone diagnosed with Coronavirus
We believe that a healthy family is a happy family! To this end, please help us maintain the healthiest environment possible by postponing or rescheduling your visit to NHL office if you have any sickness in your household. We look forward to working together to keep our community, our families, and our patients safe and healthy, and will keep you up to date on this very important issue
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak: Person Under Investigation (PUI) & Close Contact At-Home Guidance
If you HAVE or ARE BEING EVALUATED FOR COVID-19, you should
- stay at home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis
- call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Separate yourself from others in the home
- Wear a facemask when in the same room with other people and when you visit a healthcare provider
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid sharing household items like dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding
- Monitor your symptoms and seek medical care if your illness is worsening.
Before going to your medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for,
If you LIVE or HAVE HAD CLOSE CONTACT with someone who has or is being evaluated for COVID-19, you should:
· Monitor your health starting from the day you first had close contact with the person who has or is being evaluated for COVID-19 and continue for 14 more days after you last had close contact with that person.
· If you do not have any symptoms, you can continue with your daily activities such as going to work, school, or other public areas.
Watch for these signs and symptoms
- Fever – take your temperature twice a day
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
- Have only people in the home who are essential to providing care for the person.
- Other household members should stay in another home or place of residence. If this is not possible, they should stay in another room and be separated from the person as much as possible.
- Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid sharing household items like dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding.
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables with a diluted bleach solution or a household disinfectant that says “EPA-approved.” To make a diluted bleach solution, add 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart of water
To reschedule any upcoming appointments at our office please contact us directly: