COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently discovered coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). COVID-19 stands for coronavirus disease 2019. People infected with COVID-19 most commonly exhibit symptoms of fever, dry cough, runny nose, sneezing, body aches, sore throat, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 is transmitted when respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected individual are inhaled by a healthy individual or when surfaces or objects with droplets of the infected person are touched by a healthy person and the person then touches his/her eyes, nose, or mouth.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, here are some important safety precautions that can help protect patients and staff during COVID-19.
In-Person Appointments and Procedures: Part of our standard protocol includes screening our patients on the phone first to determine if patients need an in-office visit or not. Every patient’s individual circumstances are evaluated by our provider to decide if the patient should come for an in-person visit or a scheduled procedure or if their care could be managed with video visits or e-visits. We have made special arrangements to ensure social distancing at our facility with designated markings on the floor to indicate where people should stand for check-in and check-out.
Restricting Visitors: In the midst of growing COVID-19 cases, our visitor policy has been updated to restrict the number of visitors in our facility to prevent the risk of exposure to infection between the patients, staff, and visitors.
Safety Procedures in the Facility: We have safety protocols in place to address safety concerns and accord the best protection to both patients and staff in our facility.
Dr. Elbaz uses modern safety methods to provide a germ-free environment at the office and facility for the safety of our staff and patients and as a precaution against COVID-19. We follow all the above-mentioned safety standards and undertake frequent and repeated sterilization and cleaning of the facility to deliver the highest level of care to all our patients. It is mandatory for our staff to use face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and other personal protective equipment mandated for COVID-19 as part of our commitment to stringent safety protocols to ensure a safe environment for our patients at our facility. In addition, we also use advanced safety equipment such as HEPA filtration to provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment, acknowledging our patients’ health as a top priority. For all appointments and inquiries, please contact (631) 604 8260 (USA) or +972 52 643-2312 (Israel)