Since our team works in the healthcare field, wiping down and sanitizing surfaces isn’t anything new for us. We perform oral surgeries in our office every day which means we systematically create sterile environments in order to keep our patients safe from infection. The threat of COVID-19 obviously encourages us to be extra careful when wiping down things like keyboards and door handles, but the truth is, we’ve always taken the spread of disease seriously. We already understand how viruses spread and how to prevent them to the best of our capabilities. Our office has wipes and sanitizer stocked up because, even before the coronavirus, we used them to continuously clean patient rooms and common areas. I don’t have to train my team on how to keep our office safe and clean because they already know how to.
Places like airports, movie theaters, and grocery stores are panicking in response to COVID-19 because they aren’t used to taking disease-prevention precautions. This is because, under typical circumstances, they don’t need to. This is leading to a mass-hysteria that’s actually supporting the spread of the virus instead of halting it. Panicking never helps. Preparing and educating yourself and the people around you on practical methods of sanitation are the only ways to slow the spread.
We’ve put out hand sanitizer and tissues in the patient rooms and the common areas. Please feel free to use these while you are in the office. If you cannot locate either of these items, just as any member of our team. They will be happy to help!
If you have any questions about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself from it, please consult the CDC’s guidelines.