As the GAC providers, we wanted to reach out to you all to explain the procedures we are implementing to maintain everyone's safety. While our goal is minimize disruptions in patient care as much as possible, the health and safety of our patients, their families, and our entire staff are of the utmost importance. This is a constantly evolving situation unlike anything we've experienced before, and we are trying to stay updated and of course adhere to any national and state guidelines. Please be patient with us as we navigate this unique situation.
Patient Health: Families are asked to reschedule their appointments if the patient or any members of their household are sick or experiencing any symptoms.
To minimize gathering of multiple people in one area, we are making changes to our waiting area and check-in/check-out procedures. We are reviewing options and will inform you of any procedural changes.
GAC is taking the following precautions to maintain sanitary conditions. Please review these steps carefully and implement them while at GAC:
1) Wash your hands before and after touching testing materials. Wash your hands before and after your appointment.
2) Prior to taking each child back to the testing room, parents will be asked to accompany them to the bathroom to wash their hands (older children may be able to do this independently). Families are encouraged to wash their hands when leaving as well.
3) If parents are not needed in the testing room with the child, they will be asked wait in their cars during their child's testing appointment (which minimizes gathering in the waiting area).
4) Testing materials, writing utensils, tables, chairs, and doorknobs will be sanitized using sanitizing wipes or spray after every single patient.
5) We will be maintaining distance. We completely understand how difficult this can be with small children, so we will all have to just try our best. Encourage children who are capable to sneeze or cough into a tissue (and then immediately throw it away). Encourage them to wash their hands again or use hand sanitizer as needed during the testing session.
Thank you for your help as we implement these additional precautions.