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COVID-19: Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder’s Commitment to Our Patients, Staff, and the Community

COVID-19: Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder’s Commitment to Our Patients, Staff, and the Community

To our valued AkHES patients: 

 

Our team at Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder is closely monitoring the status of coronavirus in Alaska.  The health and safety of our patients, our staff, and our community is important to us.  We are taking preventative actions to reduce the risk of spreading a respiratory illness like COVID-19, including thorough cleaning of our work space.  We strongly encourage you to wash your hands frequently and to appropriately cover a cough or sneeze. 

 

Based on CDC recommendations, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms to include a fever of 100.4 F or above, a cough, shortness of breath, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to reschedule your appointment with us and to consult with your primary care provider. 

 

If you are feeling under the weather and are unsure about your symptoms, you are welcome to call our office prior to your appointment to speak with a staff member about your visit. 

 

By working together we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially to our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. 

 

For more information, please visit the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx