We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we all grapple with the novel COVID-19 outbreak. And, we wanted to provide you with an update of our office closure.
Closed as of Last Week
As noted in our last blog post, we received a notice from the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) after close of business Monday, March 16. The notice asked dentists to close their offices for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns. Michele has been busy calling patients regarding our office closure. The schedule has been cleared for the next several weeks.
At the present time, Michele is not rescheduling patients as it is very unclear when these office closure requirements will be lifted. She is creating a priority list of patients bumped out of the schedule. Once we get confirmation that we can reopen, these patients will be added back to the schedule first.
Still Treating Emergencies
Per request from the CDA, emergency dental care is still being offered. Patients with dental emergencies are required to fill out a coronavirus questionnaire and temperatures are being taken. If a patient is exhibiting signs consistent with coronavirus, it is possible they will be referred to an office with the specialized protective equipment needed to safely provide treatment.
In the Meantime
Since we are seeing very few patients, we decided it was a good time to spruce up the office. It’s likely that the next time you visit the office, you will see (and smell) new paint and notice some new accessories. In fact, that’s what the picture above shows. We suspect many of you are doing similar things at home.
We want to again thank all of our wonderful patients for their patience as we work through this situation together. Please don’t hesitate to call the office, 719-634-8458, if you have any questions about your dental health. And remember, you can find updated information on the coronavirus in our community at the El Paso County Public Health site. Stay safe!