How Mid-Florida Orthotics & Prosthetics Is Taking Action
To do our part to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have increased regular sanitation practices in our clinics and staff are wearing enhanced PPE, including masks, per CDC guidelines. We ask that any patients who are experiencing fever, cough, or who may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 call our office and reschedule your appointment.
For all patients keeping appointments, only the patient will be allowed in the waiting room and exam room. No family members or others will be allowed, unless the patient is a minor child or special needs adult, in which case they may be accompanied by one individual. As many of our patients are at particularly high risk for this disease, please know that we support you if you feel that rescheduling non-essential appointments is the best choice for you.
Mid-Florida Prosthetics & Orthotics views the health and well being of our patients, staff, and their families as our highest priority. Our concern for your immediate medical needs and for the needs of our greater community guide us as we face the challenges ahead in our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that we are monitoring and following the most current recommendations from the CDC, public health officials, and state and local agencies to ensure your safety and to do our part in minimizing the spread of this virus. Please help us to keep you safe and healthy!
Increased Precautions in All Mid-Florida Clinics
- Only patients will be allowed in lobbies and exam rooms. No additional family members are permitted unless the patient is a minor child or special-needs adult, in which case 1 accompanying adult is permitted
- Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath are asked to reschedule appointments.
- Daily monitoring of updates from public health agencies for compliance with recommended precautions and actions
- Implementing CDC-recommended protocols to ensure the highest level of coronavirus prevention
- Eliminating community contact with any office items where possible, such as lobby magazines & sign-in sheets
- No person-to-person contact between staff and patients, including shaking hands, unless wearing gloves
- Replacing tools multi-use tools with disposable
- Increased utilization of personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks. Please be aware that due to shortages, we will evaluate each situation as to mask necessity, to ensure that masks are available for the most high-risk situations
Regular Updates and Community Support
We appreciate the healthcare workers and local officials who are working on the front lines to contain this virus & keep all of us safe, and will support them in their efforts by increasing our own precautions to maintain a safe and healthy environment in all of our clinics. Below is an overview of some of the increased precautions which we are implementing to be able to continue providing safe medical care to our community, in addition to the standard precautions which we always utilize:
Frequent hand washing is an important way to prevent the spread of COVID-19