The true impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Canada cannot be predicted. However, all healthcare facilities are taking steps now to prepare for such an outbreak and protect both their patients and staff. We encourage you to follow The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services for updates and directives.
What we can do….At ACTIVE BACK TO HEALTH
We take the threat of the COVID 19 virus seriously and we want to communicate what we are doing to keep our health team and client community safe and encourage others to implement safe practices if you are not already doing so.
Clinic cleanliness is and always has been important to us. That is why we have a regular cleaning protocol for our office which includes cleaning and disinfecting tables and all common surfaces. Staff are vigilant about washing and sanitizing their hands between each client encounter. Our team at Active Back to Health will not come into work if they are feeling ill or exhibiting any outward symptoms. If your care giver is not able to come to work you will be called and given an opportunity to see another provider to ensure your continuity of care continues. Given the public sentiment we, like all responsible public facilities are ramping up our diligence to facility and personal hygiene.
What you can do…
During this heightened period of vigilance we believe it is timely for all to review our daily hygiene practices because each of us has a role to play in being ready and staying healthy. Besides normal hygiene it is also important to nurture our immune system with proper nutrition, adequate rest, exercise, minimize stress and ensuring your body is functioning at an optimal level. We are vulnerable when our immune systems are compromised.
There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the virus, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.
We, at Active Back to Health, are grateful you’ve chosen us to be part of your health and wellness care team!
PHONE to BOOK – 403-252-3316
David Peterson DC, FCCRS(c)
Clinic Director Active Back to Health