Visitation Limits: To protect you and our community, CMH temporarily has a modified visitor policy. We encourage you to use video chat apps, such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc.
Lobbies: For your safety, we thoroughly clean and disinfect all lobbies and common areas daily. Our team pays special attention to cleaning high-touch areas, such as door handles, elevator buttons, tables and chairs. Please consider bringing your own entertainment. We’ve removed all reading material and brochures from lobbies. You may notice that some chairs have been turned to the wall. This is to encourage social distancing in the lobbies. Please let us know at check-in if you prefer to wait in your car.
Exam Rooms: CMH has always followed rigorous cleaning procedures. For added safety and peace of minds, we have enhanced these procedures. We’re also scheduling fewer patient visits each day to allow extra time between patients for enhanced cleaning. We thoroughly clean and disinfect exam and procedure rooms between each patient. For your protection, our CMH caregivers will wear a mask whenever they care for you.
Daily Screenings: Before starting work each day, every CMH caregiver is screened for COVID-19. They are screened for a fever, symptoms, and possible exposure to someone with COVID-19. Caregivers who work with especially vulnerable patients are screened several times a day.
Masking and PPE: For your protection, all CMH caregivers will wear a mask when caring for you. The mask and other PPE they wear is appropriate to the situation. Caregivers are required to wear a mask in public areas.
Patient Screenings: When you arrive at a CMH care location, a CMH caregiver will greet you. They’ll take your temperature and screen you for COVID-19 symptoms. Please use the hand sanitizer and put on a mask, if you don’t already have one. When possible, patients who are undergoing surgery are tested for COVID-19 before their surgery. This allows us to care for you appropriately.
Social Distancing: Check for stickers on the floor near each reception desk and on many chairs. These are to promote good social distancing. We’ve also implemented touch-less procedures for giving consent for treatment and billing. We sanitize the desk and high-touch items between patients.
Telehealth Visits: Many of our clinics and services now offer telehealth visits by video chat. If you prefer to see your healthcare provider from the comfort of your home, please call their office for more information.
Stay Home when Sick: Stay home when you are sick, unless you need medical care. Avoid public places, including work, school, stores, etc.
Social Distance: Stay 6-feet away from people you don’t live with. This keeps you from getting sprayed by a wayward sneeze or cough.
Wear a Mask:Wearing a mask prevents you from spreading the coronavirus to others. Everyone over age 2 should wear a cloth face covering in public, even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19.
Isolate the Sick: Regardless of whether or not you have tested positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself at home when you are sick. Limit contact with other people in home to prevent spreading the virus to them. Avoid sharing items, including glasses, cups, utensils, towels.
Disinfect Daily: Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday with a bleach-based cleanser. High-touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
Socialize Responsibly: Be cautious about inviting others into your home. Find opportunities to see friends and family in a way that you can maintain social distance.
Hand Hygiene:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after entering and exiting a public place, touching your face or mask, or using the restroom. When you can’t wash your hands, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60- to 95-percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Stop Infection: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing by using your elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately clean your hands.