Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Protocols
In compliance with the City of El Paso's amended Stay Home-Work Safe directive, everyone is required to wear a facial covering prior to entering any of our imaging centers. Upon arrival to our clinics, we ask our patients to remain in their vehicles until it is time to proceed into the exam room. We have increased our cleaning and sanitizing protocols to a minimum of three times per day. In addition, staff frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces throughout the day, including door handles, counter tops, and furniture. Hand sanitizing stations are installed in the lobby of each imaging center for patient/visitor use. Additional signage is posted on all clinic entrance door to educate visitors on the importance of germ management such as effective hand washing and sneezing/coughing strategies. The products used to clean common spaces and surfaces at our locations are effective in preventing the spread of viruses, including COVID-19.
As an enhanced safety precaution, we are asking all our patients & visitors at the time of exam scheduling and upon arrival to our clinics the following CDC-approved questions:
1. Have you recently traveled to an area with known local spread of COVID-19?
2. Have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID – 19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
3. Do you have a fever (greater than 100.4 F or 38.0 C) OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, we will ask the patient/visitor to reschedule the exam to a later time when symptoms have subsided, or they have been assessed by a qualified healthcare professional.