Creating a COVID-19 Safe Environment
July 7, 2020
The health and safety of our patients and staff are of the utmost importance to us. Wearing a face mask and social distancing is something we are requiring during your visit.
No Guests Permitted
We will not allow any children, companions, or family members to attend your appointment with you unless medically necessary.
We will take your temperature upon entering our offices. Temperature cannot be greater than 100.0 degrees F or you will be asked to return home and reschedule.
You will be asked to identify if you have any of the following symptoms:
- New Cough
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Generalized abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea
If you respond yes to any of the above, we will ask that you return home and will be directed to access additional care through your Primary Care Physician.
Travel Related Restrictions
Connecticut has travel restrictions requiring 14-day quarantine of visitors or returning residents from states with a daily new average of 10 percent or higher COVID-19 positive test rates over a rolling 7 day period. These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
If you have traveled to any of these states, we will ask that:
- Completed the 14-day self-quarantine OR,
- Received a negative COVID-19 test result prior to the 14-day self-quarantine.
Pending or positive COVID-19 tests, symptomatic patients or patients that have not self-quarantine for 14 days from restricted states should be rescheduled
Click here to see the form that you will be asked to sign before receiving care>
Thank you for your help in creating a COVID-19 Safe environment. We are all in this together and rely on one another to keep everyone safe.
Safety Procedures for Resuming Elective Surgery
May 22, 2020
Now that elective surgeries have resumed, Dr. Andrew Caputo shares how Orthopedic Associates is a COVID-19 safe environment. This includes mandatory COVID-19 testing prior to surgery. Watch the video below to learn more.