Covid-19 Updates

Dear Bethesda Spine & Posture Patients,

With the constant news and daily updates on the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know what we are doing to prepare. In addition to our usual cleaning routine, we are continually wiping down all patient rooms, treatment areas, therapy supplies and traction equipment with antibacterial cleaners to keep the spread of germs to a minimum. Bethesda Spine & Posture's cleaning crew is on site throughout the day, every day, and is thoroughly maintaining the cleanliness of all office spaces and communal surfaces in the building. We continue to make hand sanitizers and soap widely available in our facility and continue to emphasize the importance of regular and thorough handwashing. According to the CDC and local health officials, the best practices for overall health in cold and influenza season include:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Take any anti-viral medication prescribed to you as instructed.

Please note that if you are showing any signs of fever or illness (sneezing, coughing, etc.) and need to reschedule your appointment, you will not be charged any cancellation fees. Of course, our staff will show the same courtesy, and will avoid coming to work if they are ill.

Individuals who believe they are at risk or have been exposed to the coronavirus are encouraged to contact their personal healthcare provider. Unless you recently traveled to a country on the CDC list, there is no need for you to self-quarantine. You may also call the Montgomery County Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology at 240-777-1755 or the Maryland Department of Health Infectious Disease Bureau at 410-767-6700. If you are not able to be seen by your primary care doctor, you are encouraged to contact an urgent care facility or your local emergency room.