- Handwashing – Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
- Cover Your Cough – Cough into your elbow or a tissue, not your hand.
- Mask Up – The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has adopted an emergency rule which requires “a mask must be worn by both the patient and physician or the physician’s delegate when in proximity of the patient (meaning less than a 6-foot distance between the patient and the physician or the physician’s delegate).” In accordance with this rule and effective May 1st, any patient arriving for an appointment without a mask will be turned away at the door and rescheduled. Masks must also be worn by anyone over the age of 10 who is accompanying or visiting a patient. Masks are required to be worn, and cover both your nose and mouth, the entire time you are visiting a TSAOG facility.
- Leave Family at Home – In order to maintain social distancing, keep our patient areas from becoming overcrowded, and limit exposure for our staff, we are no longer allowing visitors to accompany patients into the waiting room or exam room. Anyone who accompanies you to your appointment will be asked to wait in the car until your appointment is completed.
- No Touching – Avoid touching your hands to your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Disinfect – Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and work.
- Social Distancing – Avoid large groups of people as well as close contact with people who are sick.
- Recover, Don’t Spread – If you are sick, avoid travel except for medical care. Stay home to recover and do NOT report to work or school.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, muscle aches, runny nose, fatigue, and sore throat), please give us a call and we will be happy to help reschedule your appointment for a time when you are feeling better.